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Call for Entries - 2016 APDG Awards

The APDG Awards is an annual event that gathers together a myriad of talents and associated professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries, to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over. - Deadline for entry in the 2016 APDG Awards is 26th August

Trophy - Winners will be announced at the 2016 APDG Awards Night, Monday 7th November, 2016 in Sydney -

Entries are invited for the following categories: Student Screen Design (production, costume, interactive or animation designer) Emerging Designer for Live Performance (set, costume or lighting) Set Decoration for a Television Production Title Design Visual Effects Design Interactive, Virtual Reality or Game Design Design for an Animated Short Film, Commercial or Series Drawing and Concept Illustration Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetic Make-Up Design Costume Design for a Feature Film Costume Design for a Television Production Costume Design for Live Performance Design for an Event Lighting Design for Live Performance Design for a Commercial Set Decoration for a Feature Film Set Design for Live Performance Production Design for a Television Production Design for a Short Film or Music Clip Production Design for a Television Drama Production Design for a Feature Film

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (ff) from Lachlan MilneACS on Showreelfinder.


2016 mid-year intake open now at Australia's national screen and broadcast School

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Art Comes To Life

Director of Photography Ashley Barron lensed Simon Harsent's recent directorial venture 'The Faintest Clasp'.

One of 5 short films for ABC iView's ArtBreaks - an arts project of experimentation and collaboration - the piece is a visual realisation of a poem by David Nobay of Marcel WorldWide that plays on the opposing sense of frailty and strength that comes with old age. Spoken by actor John Waters with music by Lindsay Jehan, it was produced by Holly Anderson and The Pool Collective.

Proof that "art comes to life at the ABC".

ABC ArtBreaks - The Faintest Clast from Ashley Barron on Showreelfinder.

ADG Awards Deadline Extended



The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) has extended the entry deadline to the Awards until Friday March 4.

The ADG Awards recognise excellence in the craft and art of directing, as well as recognising individual contributions by Australian Screen Directors to film, television, documentary, animation and interactive media. They are the only opportunity for Australian directors and their work to be acknowledged by their directing peers.

To be eligible for the Awards, all work must have screened publically for the first time between July 1, 2014 and December 31st, 2015, except for student films where the project needs only to have been completed within these dates.

Award applicants must be financial ADG members for the 2015 – 2016 year.

Membership details available at:

Each Award is judged by a panel of director peers.

Australian Production Design Guild Winners


AFTRS Award for Student Screen Design


The Best Way to Kill Your Mother
Sarah Hopper


The Little Girl
Hannah Sitters

The Fruity
Alexandra Hickmott

New You, Hair & Beauty
Joel West

NIDA Award for Emerging Designer for Stage


The Crucible
Anna Gardiner


Europe by Michael Gow
Benjamin Brockman

Catherine Steele

The Rivers of China
Martelle Hunt

Film Finances Australasia Award for Set Decoration on a Television Drama


Marco Polo
Christian Petersen


Anzac Girls
Rolland Pike

Love Child Season 2
Brock Sykes

MAXON Award for Title Design


Deadline Gallipoli
Finn Spencer


Emma Freeman

The Little Death
Scott Geersen

Matt Taylor

WYSIWYG 3D Award for Visual Effects Design


Avengers – Age of Ultron
Animal Logic

VFX Supervisor – Paul Butterworth

CG Supervisor – Matt Estela

CG Artists – Matt Ebb, Benjamin Jones, Rodrigo Guimaraes

Compositing Artists – Tyson Donnelly, Alex Lay


Merry Go Round
Ample Projects

Double-Blind No. 1
Zenon Kohler

Animal Logic

The Interactive Design Award sponsored by Design Awards



Software Developer – Adam Katz

Designer and Prop Maker – Sharon Sanders

IT Hardware Programmer – Kris Mahatumaratana

Designer and Painter – Kwan Chemsripong

Software Developer and Tester – Carlton Zhu

Designer and Painter – Nik Sutila


Magna Carta: The Story of our Freedom
The Explainers

Create Your Own Halloween Character (The Reject Shop)
Paul Sharratt

Animal Logic Award for Design on an Animated Short Film, Commercial or Series


The Nautilus & the Sea
Ample Projects


Merry Go Round
Ample Projects

Betadine ‘Lozenge’
Ian Anderson

Act for Kids ‘Riley‘s Story’
Ian Anderson

Academy Information Technology Award for Drawing and Concept Illustration


Mad Max: Fury Road
Peter Pound – Principle vehicle designer and storyboard artist


The Nautilus & the Sea
Ample Projects

Evan Shipard

White Night Melbourne 2015 – Wonderland Precinct Projections
Peter Milne & the Electric Canvas creative design team

MAC Cosmetics Award for Make-Up, Hair & Prosthetic Make-Up Design


Mad Max: Fury Road
Lesley Vanderwalt & Damian Martin -Hair and Make-up designer and prosthetic supervisor

Senior Prosthetics Make-up Artist – Elka Wardega

Makeup and Hair Supervisor – Nadine Prigge

Makeup and Hair Artist – Paul Pattison

Make-up Artist – Audrey Doyle

Make-up and Hair Artist – Catherine Biggs

Senior Prosthetics Artist – Sean Genders


The Secret River
Ian Loughnan

House of Hancock
Make-up Effects Group, Nick Nicolaou & Paul Katte

Hero Frock Hire Award for Costume Design on a Feature Film


The Water Diviner
Tess Schofield a.p.d.g

Key Costume Standby – Andrea Hood

Webbing Master/Costume Assistant – Nathaniel Martin

Costume Department Supervisor (Turkey) – Funda Buyuktunalýoglu

Costume Department Supervisor (Australia) – Robin Elliot

Women’s Cutter / Costumier – Sally Steele

Men’s Cutter / Costumier – Gabriele Schmid

Ruben Guthrie
Xanthe Heubel

Paper Planes
Lien See Leong

Lisa Mann Creative Management Award for Costume Design on a TelevisionDrama or Production


Cappi Ireland


Wendy Cork a.p.d.g

Love Child Series 2
Xanthe Heubel

A Place to Call Home Season 2
Lisa Meagher

The Jennie Tate Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Stage – sponsored by HLA Management


LORE Bangarra Dance Theatre
Jennifer Irwin – costume designer


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Isabella Andronos

Blood Wedding
Isabella Andronos

As You Like It
Kate Aubrey

SMPTE Conference & Exhibition Award for Design on an Event, sponsored by Expertise Events


Merry Go Round
Ample Projects


Aquatic Wonderland
Ample Projects

White Night Melbourne 2015 – Wonderland Precinct Projections
Peter Milne & The Electric Canvas creative design team

Showreelfinder Award for Live Performance Lighting Design


The Glass Menagerie
Damien Cooper


Ben Hughes

The Rivers of China
Sian James-Holland

Photoplay Award for Design on a Commercial


Foxtel Movies
Aaron Crothers a.p.d.g

VFX Supervision: Scott Geersen

VFX, Design, Compositing (Flame): Scott Geersen


St George Thumbs
Virginia Mesiti

Youi Life on Screen
Scott Geersen

MEAA Award for Set Decoration on a Feature Film


Vanessa Cerne


Son of a Gun
Nicki Gardiner

Kitty Taube

APDG Award for Set Design for Stage


Dr Zhivago on Broadway
Michael Scott-Mitchell a.p.d.g


Owen Phillips

After Dinner
Alicia Clements

Michael Scott-Mitchell a.p.d.g

Next Printing Award for Production Design on a Television Production


I’m a Celebrity Studio Kruga National Park South Africa
Chris Batson – production designer

Art Director – John Leon Bennet


The Weekly with Charlie Pickering
Dan Patmore


Dan Patmore

AIT Award for Design on a Short Film


Double-Blind No. 1
Zenon Kohler – creative director

VFX Designers – Jasper St Aubyn West, Ricky Marks and Raoul Teague

Animation Director – Ian Anderson

Editor – Kerry Farrell

Sound Designer – Mike Lange

Additional 3D Modelling – Jake Hempson


Josephine Wagstaff

Sherree Philips
Lee Launay

ACS Award for Production Design on a Television Drama


Game of Thrones Season 5
Deborah Riley – production designer

Supervising Art Director – Paul Ghirardani

Set Decorator – Robert Cameron

Supervising Art Director Croatia/Spain – Christina Moore

Art Directors – Hauke Richter and Philip Eton

Stand By Art Director – Mark Lowry

Set Decorator Art Director – Harry Pain


Redfern Now | Promise Me
Felicity Abbott a.p.d.g

Scott Bird

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Season 3
Robert Perkins

Docklands Studios Melbourne Award for Production Design on a Feature Film


Mad Max: Fury Road
Colin Gibson a.p.d.g

Supervising Art Director – Richard Hobbs

Art Director – Jacinta Leong a.p.d.g.

Set Decorator (Build) – Katie Sharrock

Set Decorator (Africa) – Lisa Thompson

Set Decorator (Sydney) – Nicki Gardiner

Vehicle Designer – Peter Pound


Steven Jones-Evans a.p.d.g & Sarah Cyngler – co-production designers

Art Director – Max Dennett

Set Decorator – Vanessa Cerne


Jupiter Ascending
Hugh Bateup a.p.d.g

Fiona Crombie

Cameron Creswell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Design


Tess Schofield a.p.d.g

Costume designer for film,television,opera and theatre.

2015 ACS NT Cinematography Award Winners

2015 ACS NT Cinematography Award Winners

BRONZE Maxim Hussey ~ “The Legend of Billy the Pig”

Student Cinematography
GOLD Nathaniel Kelley ~ ”After Tracy”

Music Clips
SILVER Chris Tangey ~ ”Circles in the sand”

Syd Wood ACS Local/Regional News
GOLD Mitchell Woolnough ~ ”Harbour clean up”

GOLD Graham Morrison ~ ”Mud Racing NT”
SILVER Stephen Cavenagh ACS ~ “Parliamnent Clocks”
SILVER Callan Mclaughlin ~ “Camel Cup”
BRONZE Ian Redfearn ~ “Warruwi”

Neil Davis International News
BRONZE Graham Morrison ~ ”Malaysia Memorial”

Current Affairs
GOLD Stephen Cavenagh ACS ~ “Lighthouse”
GOLD Stephen Cavenagh ACS ~ “Bush Blitz”
GOLD Robert Hill ACS ~ “Last resort”
SILVER Stephen Cavenagh ACS ~ “Bull ride”
SILVER Mitchell Woolnough ~ ”Cooking up a storm”
BRONZE Mitchell Woolnough ~ ”National Treasures”
BRONZE Robert Hill ACS ~ “Last Resort”

John Bowring ACS Entertainment, TV Magazine, Breaks & Promos
SILVER Alex Novak ~ “NT News”
SILVER Andrew Hyde ~ “Borella ride”

Corporate & Educational
SILVER Tim Wood ~ “Bee Hive”
SILVER Chris Tangey “Yipirniya School”
BRONZE Alex Novak “BMW X6 launch”

Web & New Media
SILVER Chris Tangey ~ “Beyond Australia’s cities”
BRONZE Ian Redfearn ~ “Beach Shack”

Advertising - Local / Regional
GOLD Simon Manzie ~ “Don’t play in pipes & drains”
BRONZE Simon Manzie ~ “Million dollar fish”

Advertising - National / International
BRONZE Andrew Hyde ~ “It\'s my choice”

Short Films
GOLD Alan Collins ACS ~ “On stage”
BRONZE Salvatore Finocchiaro ~ “Fravashi”

Best In Show
Alan Collins ACS “On stage”


We're Making Some Changes

2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards are live

 View all the winning clips here


Via ADG:
"Nominees in the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards have been announced today. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of Australian screen directors over the past year across 15 categories including film, television, multiplatform, music and advertising.

The Award winners will be announced on Friday 8 May at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

The golden era in Australian television continues with Samantha Lang nominated for Carlotta and Jeffrey Walker for Jack Irish: Dead Point in the telemovie category and Kate Dennis (Secrets & Lies, Ep2), Tony Krawitz (Devil’s Playground, Ep5), Peter Salmon (Secrets and Lies, Ep6) and Ian Watson (Anzac Girls, Ep6) nominated in the TV Mini Series category.
The nominees in the TV Drama Series category are Shawn Seet for The Code (Series 1, Ep4), Jessica Hobbs for Rake (Series 3, Ep1), Rowan Woods for Rake (Series 3, Ep5), Geoff Bennett for Love Child (Series 1, Ep5) and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth (Series 2 Ep11).

In the 30th year of Neighbours, Chris Langman, director of Episode 6962 of the much loved series, has been nominated in the TV Drama Serial category with Home and Away directors Danny Raco, Scott Hartford-Davis and David Gould taking out the other three nominations in the category.

Matthew Saville has once again been nominated twice in the ADG Awards. This year for his work as the director of the feature film Felony, written by and starring Joel Edgerton, and for Episode 7, Series 2 of the TV Comedy Please Like Me.
His fellow nominees in the TV Comedy category are Dario Russo (Danger 5, Series 2 Ep3) and Trent O’Donnell (The Moodys, Series 2, Ep1)

The other nominees in the Feature Film category are Sophie Hyde for 52 Tuesdays, Jennifer Kent for The Babadook and Robert Connolly for Paper Planes.

There are three nominees in the Documentary Feature category: Amin Palangi for Love Marriage in Kabul, Eddie Martin for All This Mayhem and Nick Torrens for China’s 3 Dreams."

The complete 2015 ADG Awards nominees list.

Bruce Hunt - The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation: Fred's Drive Tim Bullock - Driver's Test
Jessie Oldfield & Adam Murfet - Life Through Wool
Ray Lawrence - NSW Teachers Federation: Graduation

Music Video:
Josh Logue - TV (Eves The Behaviour)
Matthew Chuang - It’s Alright (Fractures)
Ben Young - How You Sleep At Night (John Butler Trio)

Original Online Category:
Victoria Cocks - Wastelander Panda: Exile
Timothy Smith - Precinct 13: Baby Jane's Goodbye Bill Northcote - Animal Dash

Samantha Lang - Carlotta
Jeffrey Walker - Jack Irish: Dead Point

TV Comedy:
Dario Russo - Danger 5 / S2 Ep3
Matthew Saville - Please Like Me / S2 Ep7 Trent O'Donnell - The Moodys / S2 Ep1

TV Drama Serial:
Danny Raco – Home and Away / Ep6109 Chris Langman - Neighbours / Ep6962
Scott Hartford-Davis – Home and Away / Ep6051 David Gould – Home and Away / Ep6017

TV Mini Series:
Kate Dennis - Secrets & Lies / Ep2 Tony Krawitz - Devil's Playground / Ep5 Peter Salmon - Secrets and Lies / Ep6 Ian Watson - Anzac Girls / Ep6

TV Children’s:
Peter Salmon - Nowhere Boys / S2 Ep1 Cate McQuillen - Get Grubby TV
Sally Browning & Gary Doust - Blue Zoo Craig Irvin - Nowhere Boys / S2 Ep7

Documentary Series:
Paul Scott - Redesign My Brain / Ep1
Ruth Cullen - The Dreamhouse / Ep3
Don Featherstone & James Bogle - The War That Changed Us / Ep1 Jennifer Peedom - Life at 9 / Ep2
Cian O'Clery - Changing Minds / Ep2

Documentary Stand-Alone:
Kelrick Martin - Prison Songs
Danielle MacLean - Blown Away
Donna Geyer - Orphans On Wall Street Fiona Cochrane - All In Her Stride

Short Film:
Beth Armstrong - You Cut, I Choose Melissa Anastasi - This Feral Life Eddy Bell - Grey Bull
Ben Briand - Blood Pulls A Gun Adrian Chiarella - Touch

Student Film:
David Coyle - Enfilade
Nora Niasari - The Phoenix (Simorgh) Sunday Emerson Gullifer - Meat Genevieve Clay-Smith - I Am Emmanuel Vanessa Gazy - Foal

TV Drama Series:
Jessica Hobbs - Rake / S3 Ep1 Shawn Seet - The Code / S1 Ep4 Geoff Bennett – Love Child / S1 Ep5 Rowan Woods - Rake / S3 Ep5 Kevin Carlin - Wentworth / S2 Ep11

Documentary Feature:
Amin Palangi - Love Marriage in Kabul Eddie Martin - All This Mayhem
Nick Torrens - China’s 3 Dreams

Feature Film:
Sophie Hyde - 52 Tuesdays  Matthew Saville - Felony  Robert Connolly - Paper Planes  Jennifer Kent - The Babadook

Tickets to the 2015 Awards Ceremony & Dinner are available at:

New Screen Productions Will Generate $219 million In NSW

Via Screen NSW eNews:

"The NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant has announced three major Hollywood animated feature films will be produced in the state.

Mr. Grant also announced funding in 10 new local film and television productions with the combined expenditure in NSW for the three major films and the 10 local productions expected to be more than $219 million.

The award-winning Sydney animation studio Animal Logic will work with Hollywood studio giant Warner Bros to make The LEGO Batman Movie, along with the LEGO spinoff, Ninjago. A third Warner Bros animated feature will be announced at a later date.

Production has begun on Ninjago, with The LEGO Batman Movie scheduled to begin production later this year, and the third animation project to follow after. The NSW Government helped secure the productions through NSW Trade & Investment\'s State Investment Attraction Scheme.

The 10 new film and television projects will cover topics from the national Indigenous Australians referendum, to the life of NSW-born entertainer Peter Allen, and will receive more than $900,000 in NSW Government production funding."

More Details Here


Samsung VR

DP Earle Dresner recently spent 2 weeks in Perth shooting a 7 minute film to promote Samsung’s new Virtual Reality Headset. It’s the story of a mother, Alison, who lives in Perth with her 2 sons and is 9 months pregnant with her 3rd. Her husband, Jace, works 4000km away at a mine in Queensland.

Jace works a 4 weeks on, 1 week off roster so won’t be able to be at the birth of his child. Samsung gave him the next best thing by filming the birth with a 360 degree camera and live streaming it so Jace could watch it on the Samsung Gear VR headset and feel like he was in the room.

“ We spent 4 or 5 days with Alison and the boys showing how difficult it is for her doing it on her own while another crew captured Jace’s isolation in country Qld . The toughest part was then waiting for the call to rush to the hospital for the birth. Obviously filming a live birth was an experience I will never forget and I’m really proud to have been a part of something that brought people together”

The film was shot on Red Epics with Zeiss Superspeed lenses but Earle stresses

“This film is about the purest of human emotions, not gear and lights. Our very small but dedicated crew helped us shoot fast and find the heart of the story”. Watch it here.


DOP Adam Howden Checks In

DOP Adam Howden checked in to let us know he’s updated his reel. He’s been shooting some spots with the gorgeous Shanina Shaik for Just Jeans, here’s a link to one of them featuring Shanina and Sonny Bill Williams.

The spot was shot in a warehouse building in Sydney above a martial arts studio. “The biggest challenge was that we were 3-4 floors up so getting lights up through the windows was out of the question.” Adam’s solution was to shoot using ambient sky light, “If the sun was on one side of the building we’d shoot on the other. This kept the light and mood consistent and then I just added some fill here and there to balance it all out, and some smaller HMIs to key’s when necessary.”

Adam also returned from LA recently where he shot a great content piece for Samsung featuring Australian band Cloud Control. Adam says “I love this combo of the Sony F55 and Zeiss Superspeeds MkIIIs it’s just a great balance between old and new. Shooting around LA’s 6th Street Bridge and warehouse district made this piece instantly recognisable as Los Angeles.


One Week Left To Enter The 2015 ADG AWARDS

Entry to the Australian Directors Guild awards can be done completely online.

Entry closes soon. The deadline extended to March 2.

Get your film in now!

See last year's winners.

2014 APDG Awards Are Live

The 4th annual Australian Production Design Guild Awards were held on Monday 24th November in Sydney.

Showreelfinder Wendy Cork took out Best Costume Award for Predestination.

Watch all the winners here on Showreelfinder.

Showreelfinder is a Media Sponsor of the APDG.

ACS Awards Rewards True Detective

The Victorian and Tasmanian Cinematographers Awards (ACS) were held last night in Melbourne.

See alll the Gold Winners online here.

More news to follow.

New South Wales Cinematography Awards

The NSW and ACT Award winners  are now live online at

A big congratulations to all the Showreelfinder winners including

Peter Eastgate (4 Awards),

Timothy Tregoning (3 Awards),

Callan Green ACS (3),

Murray Lui (2),

Kieran Fowler (2 Awards),

Lachlan Milne ACS (2),

Velinda Wardell ACS,

Daniel Ardilley ACS

Nicola Daley ACS

Toby Oliver ACS











South Australian & West Australian Cine Awards

The SA WA Australian Cinematography Society chapter awards were held last Saturday night in Adelaide.

Watch the Gold Award winning clips here.

Download the winning list.

A special congratualtions to Showreelfinder Miles Rowland, for picking up Gold for his work on Territory Day.

APDG Awards - Nominees Announced

The Australian Production Design Guild Awards have announced this year's nominees.for the best in screen and stage artistry. Book now for the Awards @ Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction on Monday 24 November. Tickets on sale now at Event Cinemas

Create A History Reel

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DP Earle Dresner for Woolies

DOP Earle Dresner updates wiith an expansive brand spot for Woolworths.


Call For Entries: Design Guild Awards Closing Soon

Attention designers and design associates in screen, live performance and interactive design.

Only two weeks to go until the closing date for the APDG AWARDS 2014.

Awards across 25 categories for stage, TV, events, interactive and film.

Go to the APDG web site, download an entry form,

APDG Awards Entries 2014

Art of Optics Workshop Next Monday 11am

Cinoptix is hosting a workshop by Mr Yasuhiko Mikami, from Thales Angenieux, will be conducting and showing the new range of Angenieux Optimo zooms.

The following zooms will be showcased at the workshop:
Optimo Anamorphic 56-152mm
Optimo Style 16-40mm
Optimo Style 30-70mm
Optimo Style 25-250mm
Optimo 28-340mm

Date: Monday 11 August 2014
Venue: Cinoptix, Unit 29, 28 Barcoo Street, Chatswood NSW 
11am-12m: The art of optics exploration
12m-1pm: Refreshments
1pm- 3pm: Q&A and Hands-on

Off street parking is available.


Baby Boom For Di Yee, Director

Directing kids can be demanding, but also the most rewarding of challenges as Diana Yee’s recent experience shows. With a new generation of little people out there, Di’s been making play dates around the region for numerous baby product ad campaigns.

A cute bunch of clever, talented little Individuals feature in her new body of work with kids and babies: a campaign for Baby Cheramy Sri Lanka - a baby care range shot in India, baby milk spots for Nestle and nappies for Huggies - for SEAsia, and a sweet little spot for Woolite Baby Laundry from Reckitt Bencisker Nth America.

For Di, working with kids & babies is happy work- finding the beauty in the moment, the intelligence behind the innocence and paying attention to the little things makes every production infinitely inspiring.

Di Yee - Director

Cinematography Awards This Weekend

 Just 5 days until the National Cinematography awards are announced in Brisbane, this weekend.

Full list and all winning clips available on Showreelfinder from late Saturday night.

May is awards month.


The Award winners will be announced on Friday May 2 at an Awards Ceremony and Black Tie Dinner at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

The strong and diverse Australian presence in cinemas last year is reflected in the feature film category with Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby), Kim Mordaunt (The Rocket), Ivan Sen (Mystery Road) and Jonathan Teplitzky (The Railway Man) receiving nominations. The fifth nominee is Zak Hilditch, whose film These Final Hours, will be in cinemas in July.

All six nominees in the Feature Documentary Category are women. They are Sophia Turkiewicz for Once my Mother, Rebecca Barry for I Am A Girl, Heather Kirkpatrick for Mary Meets Mohammad, Juliet Lamont for Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls, Lynn-Maree Milburn for In Bob We Trust and Kaye Harrison for The Sunnyboy.

Nominees in the television categories reveal an equally strong year in Australian TV. Rachel Ward (An Accidental Soldier) and Rowan Woods (The Broken Shore). Daniel Nettheim has received two ADG nominations this year, for TV Comedy for his work on Mr and Mrs Murder and in the Children’s TV category for Dance Academy. Matthew Saville (Please Like Me) and Trent O’Donnell (The Elegant Gentleman\'s Guide to Knife Fighting) are also nominated for TV Comedy. Other nominees for TV Children’s are Peter Carstairs and Craig James Irvin, both for Nowhere Boys.

The nominees in the TV Drama series category are Rachel Perkins and Adrian Russell-Wills, both for Redfern Now, Glendyn Ivin for Puberty Blues, Peter Duncan for Rake, Tori Garrett for The Time of our Lives and Kevin Carlin for Wentworth.

In the TV Mini Series, category, nominees are Khoa Do for Better Man Episode 4, Daina Reid for Paper Giants: Magazine Wars – Part 1 and Geoff Bennett – The Packer-Murdoch Story – Episode 1.

Directors of Home & Away have swept the TV Drama Serial category. Geoffrey Nottage nominated twice for his work on the series, and with David Gould and
Howard Scott Hartford-Davis also nominated.

Also to be announced at the ADG Awards is the 2014 recipient of the Finders Award. The ADG, in partnership with the Directors Guild of America Finders series, selects one Australian feature film, which is yet to secure US distribution and is an entry in the 2014 ADG Awards, to screen in Los Angeles to key industry figures, including distributors.

The complete 2014 ADG Awards nominees list:

Original Online Project:
One nominee, winner announced on the night

TV Commercial:
Glendyn Ivin – Nightmares
Ray Lawrence – NSW Teachers Federation: First Day
Ray Lawrence – NSW Teachers Federation: Last Day
Sean Meehan – Holden – Amnesia

Cross Platform Project:
One nominee, winner announced on the night

Music Video:
David Barker – Nightingale Floor
Melvin J. Montalban – The Best We Got

TV Comedy:
Daniel Nettheim – Mr and Mrs Murder – Series 1 Episode 5 "Lost Soul"
Matthew Saville – Please Like Me – Series 1 Episode 3 "Portuguese Custard Tarts"
Trent O’Donnell – The Elegant Gentleman\'s Guide to Knife Fighting – Episode 1

TV Drama Serial:
David Gould – Home & Away – Episode 5873
Geoffrey Nottage – Home & Away – Episode 5712
Geoffrey Nottage – Home & Away – Episode 5713
Howard Scott Hartford-Davis – Home & Away – Episode 5884

Short Film:
Alex Ryan – Ngurrumbang
Josh Tanner – The Landing
Julietta Boscolo – Sam’s Gold
Sean Kruck – Snowblind
Student Film:
Erin Good – The Wonderful
Lucy Gaffy – The Fence
Melissa Anastasi – By This River
Warwick Young – Stuffed

TV Children’s:
Craig James Irvin – Nowhere Boys – Series 1 Episode 8
Daniel Nettheim – Dance Academy – Series 3 Episode 12 "A Perfect Storm"
Peter Carstairs – Nowhere Boys – Series 1 Episode 7

Finders Award:
Winner announced on the night.

TV Mini Series:
Daina Reid – Paper Giants: Magazine Wars – Part 1
Geoff Bennett – The Packer-Murdoch Story – Episode 1
Khoa Do – Better Man – Episode 4

TV Drama Series:
Adrian Russell-Wills – Redfern Now – Series 2 Episode 1 "Where the Heart Is"
Glendyn Ivin – Puberty Blues – Series 1 Episode 6
Kevin Carlin – Wentworth – Series 1 Episode 1
Peter Duncan – Rake – Series 2 Episode 2
Rachel Perkins - Redfern Now – Series 2 Episode 2 "Starting Over"
Tori Garrett – The Time of our Lives – Series 1 Episode 5

Documentary Series:
Bentley Dean/Martin Butler – First Footprints – Episode 1
Gary Doust – Next Stop Hollywood
Nick Robinson – Kakadu – Episode 4

Documentary Stand-Alone:
Corrie Chen – Suicide & Me
John Hughes – Love & Fury
Madeleine Hetherton – The Surgery Ship

Rachel Ward – An Accidental Soldier
Rowan Woods – The Broken Shore

Documentary Feature:
Heather Kirkpatrick – Mary Meets Mohammad
Juliet Lamont – Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
Kaye Harrison – The Sunnyboy
Lynn-Maree Milburn – In Bob We Trust
Rebecca Barry – I Am A Girl
Sophia Turkiewicz – Once my Mother

Feature Film:
Baz Luhrmann – The Great Gatsby
Ivan Sen – Mystery Road
Jonathan Teplitzky – The Railway Man
Kim Mordaunt – The Rocket
Zak Hilditch – These Final Hours

Tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Dinner are available at:

Media enquiries:
Tracey Mair, TM Publicity
Ph: 02 8333 9066 or 0419 221 493


Coming Up

May is Awards Month on Showreelfinder.

Australian Directors Guild 2014 Awards May 2nd Sydney

Australian Cinematographers Society 2014 National Awards May 24th Brisbane.

Stay tuned.

20th WOW Film Festival 4-14 March: Sydney

Presented by Women in Film and Television NSW (WIFT NSW)

The World of Women's Cinema - WOW Film Festival is a short film festival that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the Australian film industry and internationally. It is a festival that offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving a thematic perspective of ... “seeing the world through the eyes of women”.

Watch Winning Work- ACS NSW 2013 + More

Here's a whole lot of watching. Some great, fresh cinematography work from

the South Australian and Western Australian ACS and

the New South Wales and ACT ACS Annual awards shows, right here.

A big thanks to the Australian Cinematographers Society for the providing the winning clips.

Watch the SA & WA Awards

Watch the NSW & ACT Awards

Queensland and Victorian winners online soon.


Australian Production Design Guild Awards Now Online

Enjoy the award winning clips from Australia's finest stage and screen designers.



ACS State Awards Wraps Up With Victorian & Tas Awards

Melbourne, Saturday 23rd November. The Victorian and Tasmanain Branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society held their annual awards tonight. Find the full winners list here. Congratulations everyone.

QLD & NT 2013 ACS Winners List Is Online

The 2013 Queensland and Northern Territory Annual Awards for Cinematography were held last night at the Tivoli in Brisbane.

The full winners list is available here.

Vision from the winning clips is coming soon.

Winners Announced

The NSW & ACT 2013 Annual Cinematography Awards were held last night in Sydney. 

Find  all last night's winners here.  Congratulations!

All the Gold winning entries will be online shortly.

Cinematography Awards Season Kicks Off

Annual Cinematography awards are happening right around Australia this month. First up were the South Australan and West Australian branch of the ACS Annual Awards last Saturday night.

See the full winners's list here,

Watch out for all the winner's videos later this month on Showreelfinder.

Costume By Wendy Cork

Welcome back to Wendy Cork, Costume Designer, who's been working internationally on museum recreations and 3 D displays in Canada and Malaysia.

Wendy graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and FiIm) and studied fashion at East Sydney Tech. She first worked in theatre before focusing her career in film and TV.

Her recent design credits include “Beneath Hill 60” (AFI Nominated), “LA.Noire” (APDG awarded, BAFFTA nominated), “The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab” (costumes now on display at The Melbourne Museum), “Predestination” ( a sci-fi feature film from the Spierig brothers starring Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook), “Eternity Man” (Winner Rose D’or ) and “INXS - Never Tear Us Apart” to name a few.

Wendy works in many mediums, from live performance, through film and TV, gaming and of course, TVC’s.


Support Desk Upgrade

Our Support Desk service has been getting a major makeover.

The new simpler layout is designed to make any queries and frequently asked questions much easier to resolve, plus track recent feature updates.

Contribute to the Community Forums, watch for Trending topics and get all your FAQ answered.

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Creating Storyworlds Event at AFTRS

AFTRS are running a design/cinematography event with production designer Melinda Doring and cinematographer Warwick Thornton to talk about the creative synergy between cinematographer, the director and screen design.

Catch it Saturday September 28th at

AFTRS, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

Places Limited. rsvp:

Creating Storyworlds


APDG Awards Deadline Extended

The Australian Production Design Guild have extended this year's awards for excellence in stage and screen design. This year there are three new categories including

Set Decoration on a Feature Film
Set Decoration on a TV Drama
Lighting Design for Stage or Event production

The new closing date is Septemebr 16th.

Visit the awards website for full details.

Cinematography Awards Now Open For Entries

Australian Cinematography Society Awards entry season is getting close.


The host States have announced their Award Entry opening dates for the 2013 ACS Awards for Cinematography.

There have been changes to the categories, the new one being:

Web & New Media,
Narrative web content, fictional, documentary or promotional material created for online release. Includes webisodes, short documentaries & commercial content released on the web.

See the full list of Award Categories 2013 »

The ACS notes that there are also changes to entry formats and the terms and conditions, so please read them carefully before entering. Note there are no tape formats accepted this year.

Cinoptix Add New Alexa XT Plus Camera


The new ARRI Alexa XT Plus is now available for hire from Cinoptix.

The Alexa XT Plus camera comes with the XR Module that allows in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120fps in 16:9 and up to 90fps in 4:3 onto the fast and rugged XR Codex Capture Drives.

ProRes or DNxHD can also be captured to the XR Capture Drive for significantly longer recording times as well as ProRes 4444 recording at 120 fps.

With an SxS Adapter it is possible to record ProRes or DNxHD to a single SxS PRO card.

It also comes with the In-camera Filter Module that allows the use of behind-the-lens ND filters which are available in eight densities from 0.3 to 2.4

National Cinematography Award Winners Online

The 2013 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards are now online.

Congratulations to all the winners, check all the winning clips right here.


Director Damien Cassar Updates

Director Damien Cassar has just completed several projects

In a shoot spanning Auckland to Perth, he recently directed an online spot for Air New Zealand about their "Little Piece of Home" movie nights. This involved surprising an expat by flying his parents over from New Zealand.

He also completed a music video for ex-Gerling frontman's new folk/country outfit Jep and Dep.

Damien also recently directed two short films. For Infinity Squared, a comedy about marriage equality, "Finding Ellen DeGeneres" and a self produced sci-fi piece, "The Visitor".

Online Now : Australian Directors Guild Awards 2013


The Australian Directors Guild Awards 2013 winners are online.

Watch award winning segments from Australia's best and brightest screen directors of the last 12 months.

Watch all the winning clips, from the awards, which take place on Friday May 3rd in Sydney.

ADG 2013

Pretzel by Director Andy Fernandz

The new short film by Australian Director Andy Fernandez will have its world premiere at the Dam Short Film Fesitval 2013 in Boulder City, Nevada USA on the 7th of February.

This mind-bending film is a tense psychological thriller that explores the premise "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really after you."

See Andy's Showreel here

Holiday Hours

We move into Holiday Hours from Thursday December 20th.

The office will re-open Monday 14th January.

In the meantime we won\'t be too far away from

Happy Holidays!

Australian Cinematographers... CONGRATULATIONS

The NSW, Queensland and Victorian Cinematography Awards winners are now online for 2012.

Check out our Gold Winners gallery

South and West Australia coiming soon.

Design Guild Winners Online

The 2012 Australian Production Design guild Awards were held last night in Sydney.

Congratulations to all entrants, nominees and winners!!

Fantastic to see so many faces in the room, and inspiring to hear what everyone has been up to.

Interested in checking out the winners clips?

See our awards presentation at

Changing The Wheels Whilst The Car Is Moving

We've nearly done it. We've changed over to our new server and are ironing out all the bugs. Won't be long now, please let us know if you see anything awry.

Shadowcatchers Event Sydney

There will be a special ACS Shadowcatchers Book Event on Wednesday, October 10th commencing 7.00pm at the HAYDEN ORPHEUM PICTURE PALACE, 380 Military Rd Cremorne.

Moderated by David Stratton, an industry panel and includes;
Martha Ansara, Jack Thompson, Russell Boyd ACS ASC, Don McAlpine ACS ASC, Andrew Lesnie ACS ASC, Geoff Burton ACS, and Pieter De Vries ACS will discuss many elements relating to this truly historic book.

This will be a very special evening and is one not to miss, so plan ahead to ensure you get a good seat. ACS members, on presentation of their ACS membership card, will have free entry.

Check out the link below and book your seats.

David Lewis ACS Now NSW ACS President

The NSW branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society has nominated the awarded cinematographer David Lewis ACS as the incoming President. He takes over form Calvin Gardiner ACS.

A veteran DOP, and 2010 ACS National Hall of Fame Award recipient, Lewis first task will be to arrange the upcoming NSW State Awards in November.

Australian Production Design Guild 2012 Awards

The Australian Production Design Guild in association with Docklands Studios Melbourne is delighted to announce the nominees for the 2012 Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design
The Australian Production Design Guild’s 2012 Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Design will be held on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at Doltone House Darling Island Wharf, where the winners across 16 categories will be announced.

“The number of entries was impressive” announced George Liddle, Chair of the APDG Board. With so many quality entrants this year it was difficult for the judges to make a decision.

The APDG Awards is an annual event first held in 2011. It gathers together a myriad of talents and associated production design professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over.

SPAA Fringe News

Low-Budget Horror Film Veteran Larry Cohen to speak.

The flamboyant American filmmaker is best known for his inventive low-budget horror films, the provocative social commentary of his work, such as IT’S ALIVE and GOD TOLD ME TO, and his prolific work in television conceiving THE INVADERS and developing THE DEFENDERS and ARREST AND TRIAL.

A major player in the Blaxploitation film movement of the 1970s, Cohen is also a well-known screenwriter, penning a number of major Hollywood films including PHONE BOOTH and CELLULAR.

‘Larry has individuality in spades and a life time of stories to support his long term survival in the business. We are thrilled he will be sharing these with us at Fringe in 2012’ Deb McBride, SPAA Fringe Director.

Larry Cohen joins Kylie Du Fresne, producer of THE SAPPHIRES, in the keynote line up for Fringe.

Early Bird registrations are now open and will close September 7. Click here to register.

Production Company Listings

Exceptionally original and hilarious...

So says Joseph Coury, Festival Director, of the Mexico International Film Festival, talking about  Director Lee Rogers short film The Op Shop.

The Op Shop has been gaining accoldaes and success around the world festival circuit including Aspen, Mexico, Las Vegas, Florida, Plam Springs and more.

Catch up with the info on the film here in our Professional Profile feature.

Watch The Trailer

Final Call for Entries for 2012 DigiSPAA

Film competition with over $40,000 in prizes to be won closes on Friday 14th September -

With the deadline for 2012 DigiSPAA fast approaching, filmmakers have less than two months to enter their films into Australia’s premier digital filmmaking competition and possibly join the ranks of Khoa Do, Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen and John L. Simpson as breakthrough talent.

This year the competition boasts a prize pool of $15,000 cash, $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaranteed screening of the winning film on the Movie Extra channel and a return airfare and free registration to the prestigious CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 14th September 2012. Eligible films are feature length, with a running time of at least 61mins, digitally produced and completed to advanced post-production stage no earlier than 30 August 2011, and independently funded.

DigiSPAA is a creative project of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA), an industry body that represents Australian independent film and television producers on all issues affecting the business and creative aspects of screen production.

For full details, application form and guidelines go to

Director Matthew Salleh Shoots Real People

It's not easy to elicit good performances, especially dialogue, from real people. All the more so when they are telling their own stories. The specialists' are able to furnish a career around it.

Urtext Films Director Matthew Salleh updates his reel with three new real life spots for the South Australian government agency DEEFEST, vis Showpony Advertising.

See Matthew Salleh's profile

Showreelfinder Support Desk

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We're adding Tips and Tricks for managing and getting the best out of your showreel profiles.

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DOP Simon Morris

DOP Simon Morris was at one time a telecine operator, then camera gear prep, before itchy feet and a love of photography led him into the camera department on a more regular basis.

The short film he photographed,  'My Constellation'  was a finalist in this years Tropfest. He has also completed work for the fashion label Zimmerman, filming their 2011 collection look book.

Recently he shot a TVC for Uncle Tobys which was expanded into a short documentary "Swim Kids",
an online campaign for NRMA which featured Tim Ross, we shot several small which has been watched by over 500000 people.

Watch  Simon Morris Showreel

Kathy McKinnon Styles New Lexus Spots

Stylist Kathy McKinnon checked in with some new tvcs and stills from a recent shoot for Lexus produced by Radical Media, agency Saatch i& Saatchi, with world renowned German Director Christian Aeby.

See the new Lexus spots here.

She dressed glamorous models in evening attire that were blasted with water canons. Warm golden lighting, shooting water, gold & metallic dresses, dark men’s smoking jackets and bodies bracing against the force created a strong look.

The evening wear was water tested beforehand to see how it preformed and the final selection was determined by which fabrics created good body shapes, taking into account the high pressure of the water canons.

For an underwater sequence she styled the model in a silk chiffon Akira dress with a floating three meter train. The fabric had been designed with a series of burn holes, which let the water, pass through. It created an image of an ethereal-like mermaid, dark blonde hair and dress colour worked like a treat.

See the stills on our Facebook page.

Made For You - Renault by Director Lee Rogers

Directed by Lee Rogers and produced by Tracy Proposch through her new company Pro Duce.

"Made For You" is a new spot for French auto maker RENAULT.

Shot on location around Sydney and  Melbourne. DP - Wayne Aistrope. Editor - Andy Stalph, Music - "Fly" by Australian band Nantes.

Agency - Naked Communications Melbourne. The entire campaign was conceptualised, developed and produced locally and is the first time the brand has run a full range campaign in Australia. It includes cinema, television, outdoor and digital with experiential executions to be launched through the year.

Renault were the major sponsor for this years St Kilda Film Festival. The 60 second cinema spot made its premier on opening night at the Palais Theatre, where director Lee Rogers also had a film in competition. "The Op Shop" is racking up wins on the international festival circuit, the latest being BEST COMEDY at The Mexico International Film Festival.

Watch Lee Rogers Showreel

Ant McPhail, Director

We welcome award winning Director/Photographer Ant McPhail,

McPhail has an incredible eye for beauty and detail, with a wide range of skills in which he can aptly use to communicate visually through film and photography.

Ant also has extensive experience in all aspects of post including 2D and 3D animation, editing, graphics and compositing. All evident through accolades including; 2010 Adfest Fabulous Four (Writer/Director), 2011 Cannes Short Film Corner (Writer/Director) and as Director of a 2011 Silver Lion for CBA Property Guide APP.

"Ant has amazing potential and talent to cross over into mainstream, while keeping his edgy executions for creative cost effective content firmly in place." Says industry stalwart Rob Spencer.

Available to collaborate on projects either directly or through Film Motel.

View Ant McPhail's Showreel

Awards Online!

Click through to watch Australia's best cinematographers online.

View 30 award winning clips from the 2012 National Cinematography Awards in our special web presentation.

Australian Cinematographer of the Year is the Milli Award winning Ben Nott ACS

May is Cinematography Month

Keep following our social media feeds for all things camera, cinematography and directors of photography this month.

We kick off at midnight tonight with our presentation of this year's winners from the 2012 Australian Cinematographers Society Awards. There's going to be some great pictures coming online.

Take a peek at last year's winners  to get warmed up.

International Award Announced For Tree of Life

 The Australian Cinematographers Society National President, Ron Johanson ACS announced in Sydney today that renowned cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki ASC AMC is the recipient of the 2012 ACS International Award for Cinematography for his work on the Terrence Malick film, "The Tree of Life". This is the second time Lubezki has been the recipient of this Award, having won previously with "Children of Men"

Mr. Lubezki's body of work includes, Burn after Reading, The New World, Sleepy Hollow, Ali, Meet Joe Black and is currently shooting Lawless, again with Terrance Malick. His longstanding and successful collaboration with Director, Terrence Malick, is well documented.

Previous recipients have been Dion Beebe ACS ASC, Roger Deakins BSC ASC, Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC, Anthony Dod Mantle BSC DFF and Robert Richardson ASC

The award will be presented at the ACS 2012 National Awards for Cinematography in Sydney on Saturday, May 5. Tickets are available at

2012 Cinematography Awards

Don't miss out on tickets for the upcoming Australian Cinematographers Society 2012 National Awards.Australia's best, brightest, and most accomplished cinematographers showcase their finest work.For Directors of Photography, this is the night of nights. 

Book tickets here for the May 5 Award Show.

As usual, this year's winners will be available on Showreelfinder from midnight after the show.

Check out some of the previous years winners... Here....


April Profile - Damien Drew

Art Director and Production Designer Damien Drew is back in Sydney after a stint in the USA and Japan. He shares a few words with Showreelfinder about some favourite tvc projects, as well as his enviable feature credits in this month's Professional Profile.

View Feature

The Art of Great Storytelling - The Postman

Fresh from Eastern Europe, and just in time for the Easter weekend. A new international chocolate spot for director Peter Maguire. The Postman employs a quiet but masterful visual language to tell the tale of life's simple pleasures.

No dialogue required, so we won't talk about it too much either, Watch It Here

Or look out for it on this month's podcast.

Recent Activity

DOP Lachlan Milne updates with a moody night time sports action AFL commercial for Powerade.

Director Husein Alicajic works the catwalk with a fashion inspired spot for Spec Savers.

Editor Toby Denneen adds a rural conservation piece for Target 100.

DOP Callan Green adds a powerful anti-smoking message with his Up In Smoke TVC.

Jamie Morris Art Director

A warm welcome to Showreelfinder for Art Director and Designer Jamie Morris. With a showreel boasting high tvc level work for directors including David Denneen and Jonathan Nyquvist. His client list  includes brands  Australian Tourism, Annies Lane, Gatorade, Weetbix, King Gee, Natural Gas, Optus, Sydney Water and more.

View Jamie Morris Showreel

SceneOn Shoots Collingwood Football Club Epic

"When making a commercial for the biggest sporting club in the country, you need to think on a large scale.

Voiced by the incredible Jack Thompson and directed by SceneOn’s Andrew Coyle, Collingwood Football Club's 2012 membership drive was filmed with three cameras, a 60-foot green screen, and a Collingwood army. Building on last year’s commercial, this time the Collingwood Army marches up against a 10,000 strong army guarding the MCG like a fortress.

SceneOn’s post facilities were used to great effect to create and comp in the army
with some rotoscoping, paintwork, digital flares and sky replacements all used to deliver the grand scale required. SceneOn is a new kind of dynamic production house geared towards an ability to produce traditional media content like TVCs and also new media content for online and mobile. In-house post-production facilities allow SceneOn to work across a wide scale of jobs while a multi-talented group of directors provide a range of skills able to best realise creative ideas." SceneOn.

Agency: Spike Creative Creative Director: Mick Russell Production Company: SceneOn Director: Andrew Coyle VFX Director: Mat Govoni Sound Design: Bang Bang Studios Producer: Andrew Coyle Post Production: SceneOn

View The Commercial


THE LAST RACE is an unsparing TV Drama set to shatter your complacency about Organ donation. It will be shown on ABC1 this coming Sunday, Feb 26th, 6.30pm.

The film is Frank’s fourth collaboration with director Jeremy Cumpston and was produced by Anita Bellgiorno-Nettis and Tristram Miall. It tracks a family’s heartwrenching dilemma when their beloved son is declared brain dead after an accident.*

Meanwhile Frank’s commercials update includes Beauty spots for LUX (one featuring Chinese Filmstar Shu Qi), VASELINE and WELLA. There is a visual spot on the famous BONDI ICEBERGS and total mayhem created in a TVC for LAFARGE. His Personal website has also been updated.

View Frank Flick’s Showreel

*Showreelfinder is a Donate Life partner.

Nick Pollack Director

Winner of the 2009 - Australian Director's Guild Awards Best Direction (In New Media Platforms)
Director Nick Pollack conceives, directs and edits across all multimedia platforms, whilst still maintaining a strong tie to traditional film-making via commercials, music videos, short dramas and documentaries.

In conjunction with some of Australia's premiere ad agencies, Nick has worked across several large multimedia campaigns for the likes of Unilever, Universal Music, Sony, McDonalds, Cathay Pacific, Mitsubishi and LG; and was also recently awarded an Australian Director's Guild award for Best Direction With New Media Platforms for a Unilever/Continental online campaign (beating out an international Emmy nominated campaign in the process).

See Nick Pollack's Showreel

Welcome to Steve Foy - Sound Recordist

Winner of the Australian Screen Sound Guild Award for Best Achievement in Sound for a Television Commercial in 2008, Sound Recordist Steve Foy joins Showreelfinder.

With an extensive TVC credits list including Production Companies: Orange Whip Films, Goodoil Films, Capitol Productions, Exit Films, Film Graphics, The Pound.

Steve works regularly with directors including Simon MacRae, FIona McGee, Jon Gwyther, Corrie Jones, Jane Eakin, Giovanni Pacialeo, Joylon Watkins, Fabio Nardo, Dogboy, Briony Forbes, Matt Harris,Dena Ashbolt, Jack Wareham and Marcus Hamill.

View Steve Foy's Showreel

Check Out 2011's Top Spots

Take a pause for the holidays and check out all the busiest showreel spots across Showreelfinder in 2011.

See our Top Spots 2011 Year Book feature.

AACTA Nominess

Congratulations to Production Designers Steven Jones Evans APDG, Melinda Doring, Annie Beauchamp and Director of Photography Geoff Hall ACS for their nominations at the upcoming AACTA Awards to be held in January.

View their profiles:

Steven Jones Evans APDGMelinda Doring,

Annie Beauchamp, Geoff Hall ACS

NSW/ACT Cinematography Awards Now Online

Recent Gold award winners from the NSW & ACT 2011 Australian Cinematography Society Awards are now online.

View the Award winning clips here.

Preview our new higher bandwidth version here

Find the full list of winners here.

Victorian Cinematographers Awards Online

Catch up with the best of the Victorian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society for 2011.

See our web presentation of the 2011 State Awards. winners.

View  the full  Winners List here, or see all the results from the State awards, Australia wide.

Screen Legend Don McAlpine ACS ASC To Receive Raymond Longford Award

The first award to be bestowed by the newly-established Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) is the Raymond Longford Award.

This will be awarded to cinematographer Don McAlpine ACS ASC.

McAlpine is a lauded cinematographer with is a veteran of more than 50 feature films.

Honouring the great Australian film pioneer, Raymond Longford, the award provides recognition to a person who has made a truly outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Australia's screen environment and culture.

McAlpine said, “I accept the Raymond Longford Award as a great personal honour. I am thrilled with the honour it implies to the art and craft of Australian cinematographers.”

Career highlights include The Getting of Wisdom, ‘Breaker’ Morant ,My Brilliant Career, Peter Pan, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, for which he was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Cinematography in 2002, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,  X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

The Inside Story on Burn - A Special Feature

ACS State Awards Winners

Don Percy - Director

Welcome to Don Percy, Director with over twenty years experience in Television Commercials, Corporate Videos, Documentary and Short Films.

Based in Melbourne, Don works as both a Freelance Director, and as a Director/Producer through his own production company Adonis Films Pty Ltd.He has worked his way through a vast range of products, services and genres that include retail, food, health, hardware, telecommunications, financial institutions and government departments.

Don specialises in performance based and humorous work; and loves televison commercials that require a clever mix of organic and computer aided visual effects.

Says Percy

"I've developed a talent for production solutions, helping to bring to fruition a concept with a ‘compromised’ budget.
I like to work with sane people who want to get the job done with a smile."

See Don Percy's Showreel

Reels On The Way - Reels Updated

New reels and profiles coming shortly from Director Don Percy

Director Di Yee, and Director of Photography, Kevin Scott.

Reel updates from Make Up artist Laura Venner, showing off three new celebrity spots.

Meanwhile Art Director Kerrie Van Lambaart updates with new tvc work for Pork, Milo, Rexona and Peri Peri.

Art Director Virginia Mesiti updates, as too does DOP Simon Chapman. 

Colin Skyba Director

A warm welcome to director Colin Skyba. A winner of Clios and a Gold Lion at Cannes, Coiln''s reel is all about connecting with people. Be it comedy, slice of life, or more serious public service announcements. the foreground is natural performance and real people narratives.

View Colin Skyba's Showreel

Director Husein Alicajic Gets Bling

Updates from globe trotting Director Husein Alicajic this week.

An opulent jewellery and accessories spot for US interior design supremo Kelly Wearstler. View Spot 

And from glass to steel, a shiny new product spot for Subaru Forrester "Point of View".  View Spot

Steve Arnold ACS - Director of Photography

Steve Arnold has shot all over the world compiling credits in all genres on over 30 feature length films for Cinema and TV, hundreds of TVC’s and Music Videos, many award winning short films and over 50 hours of Episodic Film TV Drama .
Steve has won numerous Photographic awards and ACS awards for his art and been nominated for both AFI and Emmy Awards.

View Steve Arnold ACS Showreel

Historic Week for Australian Production Design

Sydney: Sept 22. The Parade Theatre at NIDA hosted the first ever Australian Production Design Guild's Awards for excellence in stage and screen design. Hosted by Margaret Pomeranz, Australia's finest Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume, VFX, Hair and Make Up artists were honoured. Watch the APDG winners on our dedicated APDG awards site.

DOP Simon Chapman

Simon Chapman reports a busy year to date. 2011 has seen him shooting the 8 part ABC comedy series 'Woodley' as well as numerous short films, tv commercials and promo's.
Most recently he has completed shooting indie feature film 'The Last Man on Earth' in Brisbane as well as a number of TVC's in Sydney and Melbourne. Teen horror film 'The Loved Ones' and romantic comedy 'Griff the Invisible' both released theatrically in the last year. View Simon Chapman's Showreel

Carnival Reconfigures

Production and services company Carnival has rebranded with a new look and a new roster.

"Maintaining excellence in Tabletop Production whilst developing dynamic live action and design, Carnival continues to work with a diversity of clients and agencies both nationally and abroad. Now boasting three of Australia’s leading directors in their fields, Carnival’s body of work continues to attract the attention of local and offshore clientele in an advertising market with a thirst for the innovative and visual stimulation."


APDG Awards Short List Announced

APDG Award Nominees have been announced for the upcoming and Inaugural Australian Production Design Guild Awards for Excellence in Stage and Screen Craft.

See the full nominees list here for all 15 essential categories.

Winner's clips will be available here on our APDG Awards programme following the Awards presentation on September 21.

We'll keep you posted.

David Jagoda Director Updates

Director David Jagoda adds to his catalogue of tvc spots updates with a handful of new spots for Babici, AAPT and McDonalds.

Jagoda is a freelance director with a rich history of creating attention grabbing campaigns, sometimes controversial. Usually specialising in comedy and performance, his decorations have included spots on the Shots Reel, inclusion in the Cannes Grand Prix, ATV, and One Show awards.

View David Jagoda's Showreel


Wasted On The Young - DP Dan Freene

WASTED ON THE YOUNG is Ben C. Lucas’s first feature film. Shot in and around Perth in 2010 and released earlier this year, it also marks the feature debut of Director of Photography Dan Freene.

An angst ridden, teen action genre film , filmed with the RED. It is darker, and visually closer to Donnie Darko than The Breakfast Club.

Freene updates his profile to give us a look at the trailer,  and has added a bunch of fresh commercials including spots for Scratchies, Coke Zero and Uncle Tobys.

Tony Potts Director and Photographer

This month we welcome Tony Potts, Director and Photographer.

A hair, beauty and testimonial specialist, with a well deveolped international reel. Tony is a freelance director  and well regarded stills photographer, based in Sydney, Australia.

Regular clients include Procter and Gamble, Lever and Kitchen and L’Oreal

Find out more about Tony in this month's featured profile or jump straight to his showreel at

2011 DigiSPAA Deadline - 6 Weeks To Go

A reminder that applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th September 2011.

This year's competition boasts a prize pool of $15,000 cash, $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaranteed screening of the winning film on the Movie Extra channel and a return airfare and free registration to the prestigious CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

Eligible films are feature length, with a running time of at least 70mins, digitally produced and completed to advanced post-production stage no earlier than 30 August 2010, and independently funded.

For full details, application form and guidelines go to

Director Craig Melville Back To Commercials

Craig is making a return to directing commercials after a few years focused on directing some of Australia's best television comedy. This includes work for: The Chaser's War on Everything, John Safran and Lawrence Leung. During this period Craig also directed a number of music videos including the multi-award winning "Northcote (So Hungover)" which picked up an Australian Directors Guild award for "Best Music Video". Craig is now represented by Jungleboys.

See Craig Melville's Showreel

APDG Extends Award Deadline

The Australian Production Design Guild will be extending their inaugural Awards entry deadline to July 31. The APDG Awards for excellence in stage and screen design will take place on the 21st September 2011 at NIDA.

"This is sure to become a pinnacle event in the Australian calendar. It will bring together some of the best, most innovative, most exciting designers in the world. A myriad of talents from the film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries will gather each year to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences the world over."

Entries in all award categories are currently being accepted. Entry is open to APDG members only.
Entry is free. For more info


Welcome to Cappi Ireland: Costume

For two years in a row Cappi Ireland won the AFI for Best Costume Design: first
in 2007 for her gorgeous work and evocative costumes in The Home Song Stories;
and then in 2008 for her work on The Tender Hook, a film that saw Rose Byrne in
glorious 1920’s gowns and Hugo Weaving in snappy gangster suits.

As a young designer Cappi Ireland has an enviable list of credits and her film experience is extensive.

She has costume supervised various feature films including Rowan Wood’s feature
Little Fish and worked as Uma Thurman’s costumer on Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2.

Her feature credits as Costume Designer include The Tender Hook, The Home Song
Stories, September, Footy Legends and Manthing.

In recent years she has Costume Designed, acclaimed films such as Balibo (AFI
nominated for Costume Design), Animal Kingdom (AFI nominated as well) and Oranges and Sunshine by UK director Jim Loach (son of Ken)

Her Television credits include; two SBS features; Stuart Mc Donald’s Stranded and
Jessica Hobbs’ So close to Home; an ABC TV Telemovie Stepfather of the Bride ,
Foxtel’s Love My Way TV series, ABC TV’s Very Small Business TV series, and an SBS
telemovie called Saved.
Most recently Cappi has completed Costume Designing The Slap (ABC TV) for Matchbox Pictures.

Cappi also has numerous credits as Costume Stylist for Television Commercials.

View Cappi Ireland's Showreel

2011 DigiSPAA Deadline Press Release

"With the deadline for 2011 DigiSPAA fast approaching, filmmakers have only three more months to enter their films into Australia’s premier digital filmmaking competition. This year the competition boasts a prize pool of $15,000 cash, $20,000 worth of post-production, a guaranteed screening of the winning film on the Movie Extra channel and a return airfare and free registration to the prestigious CineMart International Film Festival Rotterdam, in Netherlands.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th September 2011. Eligible films are feature length, with a running time of at least 70mins, digitally produced and completed to advanced post-production stage no earlier than 30 August 2010, and independently funded.

DigiSPAA embraces the importance and growing prevalence of digital filmmaking in the industry and aims to support filmmaking that is affordable, creative and appealing to audiences. The competition encourages filmmakers to enter their independently-funded digital feature films and last year received a record 28 entries.

Previous winners have enjoyed exceptional success since winning the grand prize of the ‘SPAArtan Award’. The 2010 winner was Little Sparrows from Writer/Director/Producer Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, Producer Eva Di Blasio and Executive Producer Peter Thomas. In 2011 the film won Outstanding Drama at the WA Screen Awards, was selected for the 17th London Australian Film Festival and the Dungog Film Festival, has been picked up for distribution internationally and was recently released through Luna Palace Cinemas in Perth.

2009 winner Mother Fish (previously Missing Water) from Writer/Director/Producer Khoa Do had its national theatrical release in 2010 through Titan View. The 2007 winner Men’s Group from producer John L. Simpson went on to win Best Feature at the 2008 Inside Film Awards, and had a national theatrical release in November 2008, to much acclaim and was released on DVD through Madman Entertainment.

DigiSPAA is a creative project of the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA), an industry body that represents Australian independent film and television producers on all issues affecting the business and creative aspects of screen production."

For full details, application form and guidelines go to

More Changes Under The Hood

This month we're introducing even more features to our Dashboard, our complete online showreel control system.
If you haven't logged in yet, get in soon, and have a look around at what you can do with this powerful tool set. The more data you add, the more pages you'll be seen on.

Latest changes include Edit Specialties, Add Captions and Add Keywords.

Visit our Dashboard Quickstart page for more information.

Director Shahir Daud gets Double Happy

Labours of love or full blown feature film calling cards, it can sometimes take years to see short films pay back a little of the effort spent working on them.

Enjoying some well earned success is "Double Happy" an evocative short film created by expat Director/Editor/Motion Graphics Designer Shahir Daud. Influential US indie film site Short of the Week has picked up as this week's feature. Visit the site to watch it, share it, rate it.

SPAA Digital Masterclass This Week

SPAA TressCox Digital Masterclass Series 2011. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

"Over three master class sessions, producers, ISPs, economists, content aggregators and broadcasters will map out the current state of play; market and business insights, industrial and legal practice and the opportunities and trends for working within a convergent environment."

Speakers include : Jennifer Wilson, Director, The Project Factory
Robert Hutchinson, General Manager of Digital Business Development, ABC Commercial
Tom Kennedy, Managing Director, The Playroom & Executive Director, Omnilab Media
Morgan Jaffit, Impossible Changing Brain Foundation (ICBF)
Owen Johnston, Production Executive, SPAA
Chair: Mark Bamford, Partner, TressCox Lawyers

Registration Details Here

Melinda Doring Production Designer This Friday at AFTRS

This Friday at the Australian Film TV and Radio School's "Friday On My Mind" event sees the very talented Melinda Doring costume designer and production designer present and talk about her work.

From the AFTRS Red Alert Bulletin: 

"Working at the crossroads of interior design, architecture and fashion, production designer Melinda Doring is an expert at expressing a script's theme with colour, shape and texture. Since her feature debut with Somersault, she has been in constant demand on Australian productions, from The Home Song Stories to Fred Schepisi's upcoming The Eye of the Storm. Melinda will reflect on what it takes to successfully transform written words into physical reality, and how to enhance emotion and subtext through careful placement of objects in the frame."

See Melinda Doring's Showreel


Special Profile - Transplant Australia

We're running a speclal profile this month to bring attention to Transplant Australia.They are associated with the Australia and New Zealand Organ Donor Registry. This is a really important cause. Check in for more detail and maybe even get yourself on the registry. See the special profile here.

Catch All of the 2011 ACS National Award Winners Online

Congratulations to all of this year's outstanding Australian Cinematographers Society Award winners. Watch the clips live at www.showreelfinder/ACS2011

Highlights include Cinematographer of the Year and Milli Award Winner Greig Fraser, Stephen Windon ACS for The Pacific, Danny Ruhlmann ACS for Hyundai 'Falling Water', a fine show presented by the South Australian branch in Adelaide. More - A Golden Tripod to Nima Nabili Rad , "A Moment of Grace" ; Golden Tripod Calvin Gardiner ACS "I Spry".... Watch now

ACS National Awards This Saturday Night in Adelaide

The Australian Cinematographers Society peak event in their calendar, the 2011 National Awards will be presented this Saturday 30 April at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Adelaide.

Hosted by the SA & WA Branches of the ACS, Australia's best and brightest directors of photography will gather to enjoy and award the finest imagery of 2011.

Guest of Honour is the extraordinarily accomplished John Seale OAM ACS ASC 

Showreelfinder is a committed Gold Sponsor of the National Awards. The winning clips will be available here online after the show, we'll be sure to yell out to keep you posted.

Quick and Dirty - Let's Get Technical

Apple ProPres HQ422 Decoding is now supported in our upload process. If this rings a bell to you, you'll agree it's a major upgrade to our video encoding path. We can now support most popular video and audio formats.

Industry Mourns The Loss of John Bowring ACS

Our industry is diminished this week with news of the shock passing of cinematographer John Bowring ACS.

The founder and CEO of the Lemac Rentals marque, a unique Australian brand, John was collaborator, mentor and friend to many across all facets of the Australian film and television industry. An astute reader of technology and production trends he was, in retrospect, the consummate professional peer.

More information on the legacy of John's career can be found at the Australian Cinematographers Society Hall of Fame pages.

A moving tribute can be found on cinematographer John Brawley's blog.

Director Brad Sayers + Like Productions

Brad has worked in the film industry since 1997 and directed over 100 TVCs. Between 2007 and 2010 Brad co-founded and directed under Carbon Films, where he worked closely with the Seven Network's SMG Red developing and directing scripts for program integration TVCs. During this time he directed TVCs for brands such as Sony, White Pages, Hyundai, Holden, Streets, Nova, Aussie Home Loans, Westfield, Rosemount, Colgate, Herbal Essences, Schwarzkopf, and Johnson & Johnson.

View Brad Sayers Showreel

Like's principal and director, Scarlett Vespa says "it was time to expand Like and I was just waiting for the right director. Brad brings an integrity and intelligence that will work beautifully with our business. Like has a special vibe, it's about quality work and having a great experience while working with us, I wanted it to be like the Chanel of production facilities - you certainly see that when you walk in the door!"


The Dashboard is Here

 Our major service upgrade is now here for trial by all current users.

This is a free upgrade that allows you to fully control your content and page profiles.

Upload reels, and manage your content at anytime.

Get in touch to arrange your trial and see it in action.

Some Changes, Some Bug Fixes

Back To Work 2011

Seasons Greetings

Taking this opportunity to wish you and yours a warm and safe Christmas, and a jolly great New Year ahead.
Our offices will reopen on Monday 17th January.
Of course, you can always find us by email during this period but you may need to wait for us to paddle our boards back to shore, or some other summer time distraction.
We look forward to introducing some exciting feature upgrades to you in the early stages of 2011.
Warm seasons greetings from Simon, Boris, Alice and our (still hard at work) technical team Chris and Dru.

Some Strange Creaks and Bumps

We're installing a new database ...There may well be some strange bumps and creaks as the old one gets hauled out over the next 24 hours.
We're trying to keep any interruptions outside AEDST office hours. Thanks for your patience.


We're proud to share the full winners list of the 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society VIC and TAS Awards. The awards dinner and presentation was held in Melbourne on Saturday 4th of December 2010. <more>


The 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society NSW and ACT Awards dinner and presentation was held in Sydney on Saturday 20 November 2010. A record number of entries made for another epic show . Find the full winners list here.

Scarlett Vespa - Like Productions

The last six months have been busy for Like Productions, with the launch of its brand new studio and edit suites in North Sydney. Like’s Director, Scarlett VESPA (Nee Liz Hagan) and producer Liz NUNAN, have hit the ground running. Their all in one offering of studio, camera equipment and post production is proving a successful formula.

Most recent work has been TVC campaigns for the latest Election, JELD-WEN - Stegar and Corinthian Products, NSW Health and NINEMSN Messenger and Hotmail. The content work has also been flowing with videos produced for Jacobs Creek, WorkCover NSW, Coalworks, Canon, Qantas and Specialty Fashion Group. "


The 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society Queensland and Northern Territory Awards dinner and presentation was held in Brisbane on Saturday 13 November 2010. Find the full winners list here.

A special congratulations to Showreelfinder's Jason Hargreaves, winning 4 Bronze Awards, Tony Luu ACS collecting a Gold Award, and Aron Leong, collecting Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

DTFX - All Physical and Mechanical Effects

DTFX is a Sydney based Special Effects Production Company that services the Film, TV, Advertising, Theatre and Event industries that works closely with your creative and production team. Watch their reel.

With over 25 years experience, they offer the skills and expertise to provide all your physical and mechanical effects needs including explosions and pyrotechnics, stunt and camera rigs, product rigs, fire and flames, rain and wind, smoke and atmospherics, stunt and soft props, breakaways, and mould and model making.

Services include special effects design, shot planning, storyboarding, budgeting, scheduling and preproduction, and of course, the shoot, show or event.

DTFX maintains a wide range of special effects gear including rain and wetdown rigs, pyrotechnics and explosives gear, snow makers, smoke machines, fans and wind machines, air cannons and rams, flame and fire rigs, and all the relevant safety and support gear.

Jobs can be tailor made in a well-equipped 200sqm workshop, along with a fully equipped on set truck for full service.Backed up by  a wide pool of the most experienced and talented special effects personnel in the country on call.

Some past projects include international productions The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, Stealth and Superman Returns, Australian films including The Square, Jindabyne, Japanese Story, Bootmen, Risk and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand, the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony and 2006 Asian Games, and theatrical productions including The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the Threepenny Opera for Belvoir Theatre. We were awarded "Best Achievement in Special Effects" at the 2004 St Kilda Film Festival for "Fuel", directed by Nash Edgerton.

DTFX is centrally located at the Canal Road Film Centre in Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia.



Director Lee Rogers Now Available: New Showreel

Director Lee Rogers was born in Las Vegas and raised in Sydney Australia.

A multi-award winning filmmaker with an art directors eye for beauty a flair for great performances.

Rogers has directed 100's of TVC's throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the US and is renown for his deft touch with celebrity talent - having working with the likes of Naomi Watts, Trinny & Susannah, Jennifer Hawkins, Kate Ceberano and Simon Baker.

Rogers is just as comfortable outside the TVC world, having directed the acclaimed feature film "Dust Off the Wings", dozens of music videos, 2 doco's and over 20 episodes of award winning Australian Television Drama.

His "anything is possible" optimism, combined with incredible attention to detail, sees Rogers continue to be one of the top directors in the region.

Watch now....


This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the SA & WA branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society.

Some excellent work was on display last night at the Palace Nova Cinemas in Adelaide for the annual State Awards.

Highlights include Allan Collins ACS entry "Mad Bastards" rewarded with both the Milton Ingerson Award for Best Entry plus the GOLD Award in the Features - Cinema category.

The SA & WA Branch will play host to next year's 2011 National ACS Awards.

See the full 2010 SA & WA Winners List.

25th Anniversary - 2010 SPAA Conference

"Held over three days, the SPAA Annual Conference is the premier business and networking event for film, television and new media producers. Past attendees include key Australian and international industry practitioners involved in all aspects of production, creation, distribution and financing of screen content.

The program offers a mix of interviews, panel discussions, pitching events, master classes, demonstrations and social events with opportunities for business development and networking in a relaxed environment."

Dates : 16 -19 November at the Hilton Sydney

More information:  SPAA Website  Social :  Twitter


The premiere broadcast of the upcoming kids' TV suspense drama SCARIACS, screens this Halloween on Nickelodeon. The pilot episode features two self-contained scary stories for 8 to 13 year olds.
"Bookworm" follows Annabelle as she befriends a book-hungry creature living in her Dad's shed and "Mindspace" has Albert running scared from the authorities with a powerful meteorite he finds in a park.
The pilot was funded by Nickelodeon Australia as part of their Land A Pilot com- petition in 2008, and the producers are now in negotiations to finance the series.
With additional development investment from Screen NSW in Australia, ROBOTO (the show's creator/producer duo Simon Adams and Shane Elsmore), presented Scariacs at MIPCOM in Cannes this October.
Scariacs was extremely well received by international broadcasters and distribu- tors alike, and Roboto is expecting to have the series underway in 2011.
The Scariacs Halloween special airs on Nickelodeon Australia Oct 31, 7:00pm

Boris Mitchell Joins Showreelfinder in Business Development Role

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Boris Mitchell as our new Business Development Manager. Boris brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge including a television background as Facilities Manager at Channel TEN along with time spent as a Territory Manager in the professional audio industry and more recently 19 years as an Account Manager for Kodak’s motion picture products servicing the needs of local & overseas DOP’s, production companies, independent filmmakers, film schools & post houses.

Boris will be utilising his customer relationship skills along with many years of sales & marketing expertise to further enhance the Showreelfinder experience for all of our customers.

Find Boris’ on  0439 885 980 or by email.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from Showreelfinder as we prepare to launch The Dashboard, a powerful new tool set for complete online showreel management.

2010 DigiSPAA Feature Film Competition Finalists

The Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2010 DigiSPAA Feature Film Competition sponsored by Movie Network Channels. An unprecedented number of entries were received for the competition this year, reinforcing DigiSPAA’s position as Australia’s premier digital film competition.

The 2010 DigiSPAA Feature Film Competition finalists are as follows:

· Little Sparrows, directed, written and produced by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen (Subiaco, WA)
· The Fall Guys, produced by Rhys Cain (Howick, Aukland, NZ)
· Roadman, produced, written and directed by Peter Leovic (Skye, SA) and produced by Stephen Prime (Cumberland Park, SA)
· I Wish I Were Stephanie V, produced by Laura Sivis (Westleigh, NSW)

DSLR Workshop November 6 and 7

Cinematographer Pieter de Vries ACS has teamed up with one of Australia's finest photographers, Nick Rains to offer a workshop for anyone who has recognised the need to incorporate video into their businesses.

Pieter brings decades of experience as a documentary cinematographer working with high end video and film cameras, and Nick offers the perspective of 28 years as a stills photographer who has recognised and developed the potential of HD video for his business.

Over the past twelve months or so there has been a revolution in image making - DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II and now the Sony NEX-VG10 have opened up the possibility of making full HD movies with an amazing cinematic quality.

Stills photographers have been fascinated with the potential of the new features but have often floundered when they realise that making good short movies is nowhere as easy as it looks.

It is certain that understanding and delivering mixed media content will be an incredibly useful tool as the publishing industry transitions to delivery on tablet computers, phones and iPads etc. Print clients are beginning to request video clips from their stills photographers so an understanding of how to produce decent footage will be essential in the future.

Nick and Pieter will cover the necessary hardware, sound recording, video shooting basics and editing software in an easy to digest format over the weekend of November 6-7 at the Newport Mirage Resort on Sydney's northern beaches.

Click here to see details and make a booking:

3D Masterclass with Peter James ASC,ACS 11th to the 14th OCTOBER

A great range of speakers and 3 days of practical experience. Spend 4 days with 15 other experienced cine people and explore something that is at the cutting edge of the technical and aesthetic cinema world. Go to the AFTRS website and don’t miss out.

ADG Awards 2010 - Congratulations

The Australian Directors Guild Awards 2010 have been announced. See all the winning clips - at our ADG awards site Congratulations....

Best of Input - television in the public interest

A UNIQUE TWO-DAY EVENT ~ 24 & 25 Sept 2010
Best of INPUT features screenings of outstanding recent public television programs from around the world, across all genres. INPUT provides access to commissioning editors and program makers. What so distinguishes this conference is the intense, creative debate and engagement that occurs after each screening. If you have not booked yet - HURRY! Tickets are selling fast
Speakers include :  John Safran, Nadia Tass in discussion with Mark Bodzsar, Bentley Dean in discussion with Bjarte Mørner Tveit, Rachael Landers in discussion with Bart Konopka,  Marshall Healde in discussion with Alexandre Brachet, Dr. Claudia Schreiner,  Jennifer Collins in discussion with Rune Moeklebust, and more.

2010 ACS Accreditation

Those Accredited were:
Gamal El Boushi (QLD)
Damian Wyvill (NSW)
Nick Matthews (SA)
Matthew Horrex (NSW)

These 4 members join 328 other Accredited cinematographers since the inception of Accreditation by the ACS in 1963. They will have their certificates and Accreditation pins presented at their local State & Territory awards in November/ December.
Accreditation by the Society is deemed as the highest honour and the Accredited cinematographer shall have the right to use the letters ACS after his or her name.

17 September, 2010

'Tangier' - cinemetographer Simon Ozolins

At the start of 2010, on the back of his Aria award for Empire of The Sun "Walking on a dream" director Josh Logue of The Feds was approached to make a clip for the late, great Billy Thorpe's final album "Tangier". The album was inspired by Thorpe's time in Morocco where the album was written and partly recorded. It was only natural then that Josh and his producer Rebecca Bennett were Morrocco bound with fellow Australians, DOP Simon Ozolins and art director Pete Davies.

Actor Noah Taylor flew in to meet them on location and over the next 8 days ensued the creation of a piece that is a mix between The English Patient, Mad Max and The Fall. Shot on the Canon 5D the piece was edited by Simon Njoo at Guillotine and post done at Fuel VFX. Watch out for the trailer in cinemas from this week.

ADG 2010 Nominees Announced

Feature Film:
Beneath Hill 60 - Jeremy Sims
Bran Nue Dae - Rachel Perkins
Animal Kingdom - David Michôd
The Waiting City - Claire McCarthy
Balibo - Robert Connolly

Television Mini series:
East West 101: Atonement - Peter Andrikidis
The Circuit II: Sorry Business - Steve Jodrell
The Circuit II: Of Mice and Men - James Bogle

Documentary Feature:
Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia - John Hughes
Three Boys Dreaming - Michael Cordell
The Burning Season - Cathy Henkel
Love Lust and Lies - Gillian Armstrong

Documentary Series:
Addicted To Money - Simon Nasht
Liberal Rule: The Politics that Changed Australia - Nick Torrens
Are You My Mother? - Ili Baré
Voices from the Cape - David Vadiveloo

Documentary Standalone:
Solo - Jennifer Peedom / David Michôd
The Long Goodbye - Kaye Harrison
Drive - Bronwyn Purvis / Telen Rodwell
Honeybee Blues - Stefan Moore

Burn - David Vadiveloo
Water - Corrie Jones
Tomorrow - Simon Portus
Shock - Abe Forsythe
Some Static Started - Ben Briand

Television Drama Series:
Tangle: Episode 9 - Stuart McDonald
Rush: Armoured Car - Daniel Nettheim
Underbelly 3: Into the Mystic - Tony Tilse
All Saints: The Waiting Game episode 482 - Lynn-Maree Danzey

Television Drama Serial:
Neighbours - Jovita O'Shaughnessy
Neighbours - Chris Adshead
Home and Away: Australia Day in Summer Bay - Lee Rogers

Television Comedy:
The Jesters: The Female Voice - Kimble Rendall
John Safran's Race Relations: episode 2 - Craig Melville
Wilfred II: Dogstar - Tony Rogers
Lowdown: A Lavish Swinger - Amanda Brotchie

Television Childrens:
Dance Academy: Behind Barres - Jeffrey Walker
My Place: Jen (1948) - Catriona McKenzie
My Place: Sofia (1968) - Michael James Rowland
K9: Eclipse of the Korven - David Napier

TV reality / Light Entertainment:
Sunrise: Usher Day - Paul Slater
John Safran's Race Relations: episode 4 - Craig Melville
Rockwiz - Paul Drane

Max Music Summer - Ben West
Dirtgirlworld - Jean Camden

VB - The Regulars - The Glue Society
Crowd Rider - Steve Rogers
Swap - Sean Meehan
Nothing Soft Gets In - Tim Bullock

Cross Platform Interactive:
The Tunnel: Online Viral - Ahmed Salama
Dirtgirlworld online - Cate McQuillen
Storm Surfers: The hunt for the biggest waves in the world - Marcus Gillezeau

Original Online Programs:
Now I Can Change The World - Sam Doust
Mordy Koots - Clayton Jacobson
Hoodoo Gurus Must Travel on Wheels - Kimble Rendall

Music Video:
The Bedroom Philosopher: Northcote (So Hungover) - Craig Melville
Bumblebeez: Misfit - The Glue Society

Muscles - Edward Housden
Deeper than Yesterday - Ariel Kleiman
Last Beautiful Friend - Mischa Baka
The Lovesong of Iskra Prufrock - Lucy Gaffy

GRASS (Green awareness encouragement award)

The Burning Season - Cathy Henkel
Dirtgirlworld - Cate McQuillen
Honeybee Blues - Stefan Moore

Winners will be announced at the ADG Awards presentation.

Best of the world's TV comes to Sydney in September

Following on from the success of Best of INPUT last year, the Australian Directors Guild - in partnership with the Australian Film, Television & Radio School - has announced the return of the Best of INPUT conference 2010.

Best of INPUT is a two-day event for television professionals, bringing the best public television from around the world to Sydney on September 24 and 25.

INPUT has organised international television's most important and influential annual screening conference for more than 35 years. This unique event held in a different country each year encourages the development of public service television by screening and debating the most outstanding programs from around the world.

The Best of INPUT conference is a highlights package of the INPUT conference in Hungary earlier this year.

The Best of INPUT Screenings will showcase the most innovative programs aired by international public broadcasters in the past year. Dynamic forums - where program representatives will be on hand either in person or via Skype to discuss their projects - will follow screenings.

International guests attending Best of INPUT 2010 include:
Christi Collier, Consulting Producer, ITVS, USA
Claudia Schreiner, Department Head at ARD (Germany) and Head of INPUT International Selection
Janette Howe - SPADA (Screen Production & Development Association) New Zealand
Alexandre Bracht, Producer, 'Prison Valley' - web documentary, France

Australian guests attending Best of INPUT 2010 include:
John Saffron, Presenter
Bentley Dean, Director/Producer - Independent
Rachel Landes, Director - Independent.

The 2010 program for Best of INPUT' will be a mixture of drama, documentary and TV specific programming as well as several new media projects.

Venue: AFTRS, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park,
Date: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th September.

Realtime transcoding on set for Red One shoots

Camera: Lambert Productions have recently upgraded 2 Red Cameras to Red One MX these Cameras can be kitted with Super Speeds, Cooke S4’s or any of the popular 4 Optimo Angenieux zooms 15-40mm,28-76mm,17-80mm & 24-290mm including all accessories.

On Set: We offer on set technician providing data wrangling and realtime transcoding (with a mobile Red Rocket*) so your client can walk away with the offline footage ready for editing at the end of the day. No waiting for Red footage.

Post Production: Highdef Video Services offers digital workflow for commercials and long form projects with editing rooms (Avid and Final Cut) with native colour grading of Red footage through Assimilate Scratch. We have recently supplied the full stereoscopic camera to grade workflow for Everyman Entertainments teaser for their upcoming 3D feature film ‘Death Defier’.

A special rate on Mobile Red Rocket with Technician for Showreelfinder cinematographers is available; call or email John Lambert. Mobile: 0408640030 Email:

Revamps and Renovation

Jacinta Leong – July 19th, 7.30pm, Sydney AFTRS

Australian Production Design Guild event. Art director, Jacinta Leong will speak about her experiences working on several films – Wolverine, Nim’s Island, The Ruins, Star Wars Episodes III, Matrix Trilogy and Anna & The King. She is a specialist in developing concepts into finished sets and in the use of Autodesk and other softwares. Jacinta has toured Australia demonstrating Autodesk so come along to the Sydney AFTRS for this, the second APDG talk, on July 19th for a 7.30 start and find out how she creates maquettes, illustrations and construction drawings. AFTRS - 130 Bent St – Moore Park, Sydney. Admission: $20 non-members / $5 student non-members /APDG members free.

New Media Partnership with Australian Directors Guild

Showreelfinder is proud to announce a new online media partnership with the Australian Directors Guild. The  2010 ADG awards package, will be presented right here on Showreelfinder.

Entries close very soon. Please go to the Awards site to get your entry in before July 12th.
Look for the full ADG awards story in this month's Professional Profile. to see more details and view some of last year's winners online.

"Caught Inside" Traps Sydney Film Fest Audience Award

Director of Photography Damian Wyvill, forwards this snippet from the Sydney Film Festival website

"After sold out screenings, Australian director Adam Blaiklock’s suspenseful debut feature, Caught Inside was awarded the 2010 Showtime Audience Award -Best Fiction Feature at Satellite Venues (incorporating Dendy Opera Quays, Events Cinemas George Street, the Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of NSW) at the 57TH ANNUAL SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL."

DP Frank Flick Updates

DP Frank Flick updates his online reel with his personal website to follow in the coming days.

New spots for L’oreal, Levi’s, Korean Tele-Communications giant SK T and Channel Ten’s controversial Station ID ‘Seriously Good TV’ are amongst his recent work.

Frank has also acquired a substantial Canon 1D Mk. IV HD-SLR Kit, including Zeiss manual focus lenses.

’I believe that this format is certainly not suited for every shooting situation, but if you are aware of its restrictions and choose the projects you use it on wisely, you can get fantastic results.
These cameras can give you the beautiful shallow Depth of Field look of a large Format Camera on a modest budget. Due to their small size and weight they are also suitable for many car and motorcycle rig shots.

For more information you can contact Frank on +61-418 698 663

Krafthaus Wins International Emmy

Krafthaus Director David Stubbs wins an International Emmy for Reservoir Hill. Along with co-creator Thomas Robins, David was in Cannes this April to receive the Emmy award (New Zealand's first International Emmy) for KHF Media's "Reservoir Hill" online drama series. See the KHF Website

We Love ....DP Katie Milwright's New Spot

 This one shot TVC for Dodoni Feta, was shot on location at Maha restaurant in Melbourne, the TVC features George Calombaris and his actual Maitre D'. fish monger and coffee supplier.

The single Steadicam shot was rehearsed all morning and the lighting involved many hidden units and chimera lanterns that were moved into shot at specific moments. Other lighting units were dimmed or illuminated in a well orchestrated fluid movement that never draws attention to itself . The shot sees almost 360 degrees around the space and it was really fun to make it all work. Says DOP Katie Milwright "I think we shot about 18 takes or something till it finally all came together".

EYE Screening at Sydney Film Festival

EYE follows award-winning indigenous photographer, Bindi Cole, as she travels from her Melbourne home to the far north of Australia. She’s been invited by drag performer Foxxy Empire, the alter ego of Tiwi Islander Jason De Santis to document the transgender Sistergirls of his community. She plans to create 12 photographic portraits – positive, celebratory images – and soon realises she must also enlist the help of 'the mother of all Sistergirls' Crystal Love.

As Bindi struggles with the logistics of the shoot and being an outsider in a remote community, she listens to stories of the girls' lives, of family acceptance and rejection, of loneliness and the bond of sisterhood.

It's a truly fabulous film - with amazing characters in an amazing landscape.
I really hope you can make it along!

6.30pm Sat June 5th - Event Cinema 9 - Sydney Film Festival

For ticket info go to:


DP Damian Wyvill - "Caught Inside" at Sydney Film Fest

"Caught Inside" will be screening at the Sydney Film Festival. It was directed by Adam Blaiklock from flying fish.  Screening times are: FRIDAY 11th June @ 8.30pm SUNDAY 13th June @ 9.30pm (with a Q&A afterwards) See The Trailer

Design Steps Out From Behind The Scenes

Never before has there been an Australian organisation created specifically to represent the design community.

On Tuesday the 18th of May, the spotlight will shine on Academy Award Nominees, production designer Roger Ford and set decorator Kerrie Brown, who will take us behind the scenes of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Australia’s leading set designers and art directors including Catherine Martin (Australia, Moulin Rouge!), Michael Scott Mitchell (Der Ring Des Nibelungen, La Fanciulla del West), Steven Jones Evans (Romper Stomper, Ned Kelly), and George Liddle (Daybreakers, Dark City) have accepted invitations from the guild to become the first APDG accredited members.

The invitation to join the APDG is now open. Exciting developments include mentoring initiatives, state based committees, design talks, and an annual award ceremony.

The APDG network and website will also provide an opportunity for graduates from national arts institutions to begin to find their feet within the profession, source professional standards, seek advice from industry leaders and employment opportunities, and ultimately pursue further professional accreditation.
Sarah Stollman Head of Screen Design at AFTRS commented: “... because of the inspiration and diligence of a small group of designers and the support of a large group of all art department crew, at long last ... [we] will have a central guild.”
Michael Scott-Mitchell, Head of Design at NIDA states ”Opening up dialogue between designers is where we believe the Guild will provide succour”.

The official launch of the APDG website and guest lecture will take place at:

AFTRS Main Theatre
130 Bent St, Moore Park
Time:18 May 2010 6:30pm (drinks) / 7.30pm (lecture)

Ticket Price: Free, but limited seats so get in quick

Media inquiries: George Liddle | e: | m: 0414 887 946

ACS Award WInners Online Now


See all of the 2010 ACS National Award winners here

The Milli Award went to Andrew Commis ACS, for his work on Beautiful Kate, for which he was also awarded a Golden Tripod in the Feature Film category.

The International Award for Cinematography was accepted via video by Robert Richardson ASC for the film Inglourious Basterds.

2010 ACS Awards Melbourne May 1

Cinematographers around the nation are gearing up for their once a year chance to appear in front of the camera at the 2010 Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards. Held in Melbourne, May 1st, a full video review of the winners will be available  more info

Director Peter Bloomfield, Now Available

"I took the time to learn the art of directing commercials internationally.

I'm a fully certified DGA director which requires TV,
movie and commercial experience.

After 13 years with Ridley Scott's LA company,

I feel I can add something to a commercial.

My best work has often been with the lowest budgets" says Peter Bloomfiled. See his reel.

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New This Week: After FX Animation

Motion Graphics specialist aka After FX Animator Todd Neale joins Showreelfinder.

Read his full profile here and find his showreel here.

New Cooke 5i Lenses Available

Focus Puller Kevin Scott is about to take delivery of the new PL mounted "COOKE 5i" Lenses.

They are officially available for rental in Sydney from 1st March and are the 1st set in Australia and one of the 1st 6 sets worldwide. The set comprises of 18mm 25mm 32mm 40mm 50mm 65mm 75mm 100mm all a true T1.4

They are the next generation of Cooke Lenses extremely sharp but still with that Natural "Cooke Look" resolving better than the previous Cooke S4 Lenses but also matching perfectly meaning you can add extreme wides or or long lenses from the S4 Range. No extremes, wide or tight will be manufactured in the 5i Range.

Smaller and lighter than a Master Prime they are also ideal for steadicam and hand held. They have the same front diameter as the S4's, but focus closer and have a 1 stop advantage, all being T1.4

They are available to rent with or without Kevin being on the job. He's happy to freight them to you Australia wide.

Bookings are being made direct through Kevin on 0409 249339 or

Director Charles Williams - The Pound

The Pound director Charles Willams has secured a Tropfest finalist nomination for his short THERE HAD BETTER BE BLOOD. Good luck Charles!

Most Popular Spots & Searches For The Year

Looking into the retro-spectorscope for 2009 we can reveal the most popular showreels, searches and specialties from right across Showreelfinder. Check our featured profiles area for the rundown on our Google Analytics reports.

Awesome Coke Spot From Nathan Tomlinson Aerial DP

The spot tips a hat to the seminal plastic bubble Coca Cola spot of the late 70s'.

Coke "Open Happiness" Director was Josh Frizzel, Prod co- 8 Commercials, Agency- Ogilvy Sydney.

Summer Flurry

New spots from editor Toby Denneen, DP Callan Green, and Carnival Films' director Ben Flaxman are online now.

End of Year Numbers

We're talking 2.9 million hits, 955,000 page impressions, 38,000 unique visitors watching 10 to 12,000 showreels every month. Average length of visit is 6 minutes 30 seconds.

December Profile - Earle Dresner DP

His updates include NRMA "Alone", RSVP, and Penrite " Tailor Made".

ACS State Branch Awards Completed

Visit the ACS National Website for a full list of the winners in each state.

Anyone For Chocolate?

Director Marcelle Lunam takes Arnott’s new White and improved Dark Tim Tams to deep space in these latest spots for DDB Sydney.

Using real ingredients wrangled with elaborate rigs and shot at incredibly high speeds, these tvc’s take molten chocolate to a whole new level. Anyone for chocolate?


November Profile - Arri D-21

The camera produces brilliant images with a cinematic look and feel, a high dynamic range, high contrast and the most film-like motion and colour reproduction of any digital motion picture camera. more

Updates Round Up

New work updated recently from Production Designer David Ingram, Director Kim Reddin, DP Geoff Hall ACS, Designer/Art director Aaron Crothers, DP Matt Stewart ACS, DP Tony Luu ACS.

October Profile - Director Jon Gwyther

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Visual Monkey @ Showreelfinder

Working as a Senior Motion Designer in the UK for 10 years, Visual Monkey developed a range of skills as a motion designer and director for a variety of clients in all areas of design, promotions and visual effects. With 12 years experience in television and post production, Visual Monkey’s skills consist of channel branding, title sequences, TVC's, high-end TV promotion, sponsorships, and complete program packaging. Visual Monkey works on projects from initial storyboarding, concept and budgeting; to creative directing, final compositing and post production.
Visual Monkey enjoys working with creative teams, producers and clients to get the most out of any size project.

New Reel For Anna Howard, DOP

Contact DOP Anna Howard for a copy of her new showreel. Available from May 13th.

Art Director Virgina Mesiti

Virginia Mesiti is an up coming Art Director for TVC's, spots like Canon Ixus with creative partners Scott Otto Anderson & Oliver Lawrance from Photoplay Films.

She has Production Designed a bundle of award winning shorts as well as Music Videos, her new uploads include Sneaky Sound System's 'Kansas City' for The Feds can also be found here.

Her other credits in various Art Department roles on international feature films also include 'Justice League', 'Superman Returns' & 'Little Fish'.


Showreelfinder Presents National ACS Award Winners 2009


Student Cinematography

David Rusanow (VIC) - The Communicator - Gold
Experimental & Specialised

Nic Gribben (QLD) - Keffords TVC - Tripod

Carl Robertson ACS (SA) - Sneaky Sound System "Kansas City" - Distinction
TV Station Breaks & Promos

Geoffrey Thomas (NSW) - Red Bull Air Race 2007 Promo - Tripod

Jason Hargreaves (QLD) - - Distinction
Music Clips

Damon Escott (QLD) - Powderfinger "Nobody Sees" - Tripod

John Stokes ACS (QLD) - Living End "White Noise" - Distinction

Trent Butler (TAS) - Sichuan Earthquake, Beichuan - Tripod

Drew Towson (QLD) - Mary River - Distinction
Current Affairs

Robert Hill (SA) - Trek to the Epicenter - Tripod

Ron Ekkel (VIC) - Poland's Steam Trains - Distinction
Lifestyle & Reality Television

Robb Shaw-Velzen (ACT) - Icon's "Tara Moss" - Tripod
Corporate & Educational

Tony Luu (QLD) - RACQ "Roadies" - Tripod
Documentaries, Cinema & TV

Torstein Dyrting ACS (WA) - Spirit Stones - Tripod

Malcolm Ludgate ACS (SA) - Navy Divers - Hell Week - Distinction
Wildlife & Nature

David Warth (QLD) - Rainforest - The Secret of Life - Tripod
Commercials Regional

Brendan Williams ACS (QLD) - The Good Fight - Tripod

Callan Green (NSW) - WA Road Safety "Flash Gun" - Distinction
Commercials National

Tim Hudson ACS (VIC) - Bonds "Road Trip" - Tripod

Tim Hudson ACS (VIC) - Vodaphone "Fold" - Distinction
Dramatised Documentaries

Mark Wareham ACS (QLD) - Eternity Man - Tripod

Hugh Miller (NSW) - Miracle on Everest - Distinction
Fictional Drama Shorts

Greg de Marigny (VIC) - Shot Open - Tripod

Laszio Baranayai ACS HSC (VIC) - Hugo - Distinction
Telefeatures, TV Drama & Mini Series

Mark Wareham ACS (QLD) - Scorched - Tripod

Matthew Horrex (NSW) - All Saints - Distinction
Features - Cinema

Roger Lanser ACS (NSW) - The Magic Flute - Tripod

Peter Holland (NSW) - Gabriel - Distinction

Roger Lanser ACS (NSW) - The Magic Flute


Anthony Dod Mantle BSC DFF - Slumdog Millionaire

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Pryce Duncalf Animation Designer

Pryce Duncalf is a multi-award winning animation designer from London who has just arrived in Sydney and is looking to continue his work as a freelancer. Recent awards include Gold Promax in Europe, for Best sponsor spot (How Stuff Works), and a Royal Television Society Craft & Design award for best graphic design – trails and Packaging (BBC2 White Season).

Martin O'Neill - Production Designer

Multiple national and international award winning ProductionDesigner Martin O' Neill has returned to Australia after a stint in Bali on the, whatappears to be, the "ill fated", Point Break Two -Bali feature film.
After a year long hiatus concentrating on amongst other projects a national special event design and construction for Telstra, Martin is back in Sydney
and once again available for TVC and Film projects.


Arabella Lockhart Updates With New Downloadable Reel

Art Director Arabella Lockhart shows off new spots for Origin, Mars Bar and McDonalds. Her new reel is available for download, and can be viewed on your computer at full screen quality, burnt to a dvd or flash drive.  Visit her page to see how it works.

Production Designer/Art Director Marc Barold

Marc Barold has been production designing for over 13 years and has worked extensively in London and Australia, but also as of late been been art directing jobs for major clients in New York and Bangkok.

He has just finished Production Designing his 3rd feature film...
"THE NOTHING MEN" the first Australian film to be shot on the RED camera staring David Field and Collin Friels and is due to come out latter this year. Marc was also the Designer of "WEST " a stylized hard hitting suburban drama which was very well received at Berlin and the recent
film "Newcastle"

Marc has worked within the art departments on several international films
some of the credits include "SEXY BEAST " " STARWARS EPISODE 2 " and "DARK CITY"

His TVC experience is extensive wining several awards doing design / art directing for aclaimed directors at Radical Media , Collider , Goodoil, and Film Graphics.


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Director Roger Tompkins - Cranbrook

Cranbrook’s Roger Tompkins has built an international reputation for his commercial direction with his dedication to creative excellence.

His strong visual work is a given, as is his legendry collaboration with creative teams.

He is always striving to realise the idea’s full potential. Tompkins: “'I strive to create clear communications. I am about ensuring the outcome matches the expectation, and preferably exceeding it.'

Tompkins is especially skilled when combining the visual narrative with live action talent direction.

His unique comedic style is founded upon a love for slapstick and more subtle ‘less is more’ humor he comments “gawd everything is so PC at the moment, you know mum & dad, sitting at home watching the box surrounded by tails of doom and gloom need cheering up: yes it’s hard to tell a joke anymore, but here in Australia and New Zealand you’re still allowed to be rude and offend people and humor is soo good for a brand and so great for the nation’s soul….”



DP Anna Howard ACS

Anna Howard ACS started in the Australian Film Industry in 1981. After studying cinematography at North Sydney Tafe, she quickly became a camera assistant, working for some of Australia’s best cinematographers, including Peter James ASC, ACS and Academy Award winners Russell Boyd ASC, ACS, Andrew Lesnie ASC, ACS, and John Seale ASC, ACS.
In 1996 Anna started shooting her own projects and established herself as a highly sought after Director of Photography in her own right. She’s well known for her ability to work with actors. Her subtle lighting and eye has caught the attention of many of the top directors in New Zealand and Australia, including that of Ray Lawrence.
In the last 14 years Anna has been busy working on many commercial and film projects in both countries, winning awards for her lighting and images in advertising and film.
Anna was granted an ACS Accreditation in 2004

Wayne T Smith, Production Designer and Liquids/Beer Specialist

His work features predominately in the international market.Now available throughout Australasia. Involved in commercial production for more than 35 years. Always in the art department, he’s worked with many of the industries best directors and busiest companies worldwide. A sought after Designer and technician who traditionally works out the USA and New Zealand, his expansion into Australia and Singapore is focused more on his abilities as a Beer and Liquids Specialist.

A liquids expert for more than thirty years, when it comes to making liquids look fantastic in front of a camera he’s done it all:
• He’ll create any look you want, from the perfect pour shot of beer into a frosty glass, to a bottle of coke flying through the air.
• The perfect standing shot to flowing waves.
• Works with all liquids: beer, hard liquor, soft drinks, milk and water.
• Special mechanical effects: pours, rigs; waves, spillovers, flying bottle caps, and ice.
• Complete set of perfect faux ice cubes for soft drink and whiskey commercials.
• He knows the difference between proper small bubbles on a head of beer and large soapy ones. From too much spritz over a logo, to the perfect running droplet.
• There’s nothing with liquids that he hasn’t done in front of a camera; this experience and expertise will save you valuable time and money.
• He’s knowledgeable, hard working and does it all with a good attitude and good cheer.

His broad experience in all aspects of the craft makes him an invaluable team member. From designing to liquid effects, he’ll bring out the best in your project.
Production design / Art direction / Liquids specialist. Wayne is based in Auckland, New Zealand. He works Los Angeles as a local. He’s a member of the IA.

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Wayne T Smith
The Art Ranch Limited
Inside New Zealand: 09 410-6552
Outside New Zealand: +649 410-6552
Email -
Skype - waynetsmith


DP Simon Gray

Simon Gray is an award-winning cinematographer based in Sydney,
Australia. In May 2007, Simon took out top honours at the National ACS Awards for his work on
the short film Afterlife, as well as a Silver Award at the Qld ACS Awards. During 2006, Simon
garnered six ACS Awards, including Gold for Afterlife and Silver for The Butterfly Man, winner of
The Golden Cub at the 2005 IDFA Film Festival. In the same year, The Sea, which Simon also
wrote and directed, was invited to screen at Camerimage, the world’s leading Festival of
Cinematography. In 2004, Simon was the only Australian cinematography student to be
selected for the prestigious international Budapest Cinematography Masterclass. He received a
Gold ACS Award, the Judges Award and a National ACS Award of Distinction, for his work on
the documentary Sex, Drugs and String Quartets, which screened on the ABC.

Spectres Before Your Eyes

Sean Callinan, formerly of Meaningful Eye Contact, Aesthesia and Zillion Design, has amicably split from his business partner and is putting up a new shingle as a sole trader under the sobriquet of "spectres before your eyes...".

The former production designer now splits his time between freelance motion design, animation and graphics, and lecturing at UTS and JMC Academy. He has recently completed graphics and title design on "Feral Peril", a Magic | Real picture Co. documentary production that will air on the ABC, and an animated logo for new media video service providers, Vidcasters.

Art Director Miles Pitt Back In Sydney

Miles updates his reel with six new spots including Chris Riggert's ' Nike AF1 ' and Nick Robertson's ' Wrigleys LIquid Blast 'He is now back in Sydney after art directing Kriv Stenders new feature ' Home

The ' epic western ' set in 1902 was shot on location in South Australia.
The story takes place predominately around a family homestead set deep in the Australian bush. Striking landscapes and untouched land set the backdrop to build the main set.
The film stars Aden Young and is due fro release February 2009.

DP Justin Brickle Shoots The Tumbler

DoP Justin Brickle’s latest feature film, The Tumbler, is a low-budget political thriller/war movie starring Gary Sweet, shot entirely in 15 days in the outskirts of Broken Hill, on the Panasonic HD Varicam.

Despite concerns about weather and the limitations of a small budget, Justin and Director, Marc Gracie, supported by a small but dedicated crew, managed to maintain a consistency of look (the story unfolds over just one day) and get enough coverage to put together all the pieces of the puzzle. It was quite an achievement to shoot a 100-page script in just 15 days - with a few alternative endings to boot.

Justin says; “Shooting small-sized projects like The Tumbler you gain a greater sense of pride when you realize what you managed to pull off against the filmmaking odds. A good reminder that through trial and adversity comes inspiration and innovation”.

Justin also has a new documentary, The Future Makers, due for a screening later this year on the Discovery Channel.

Kim Buddee Production Designer Art Director

Kim developed his craft working on over 400 television commercials throughout  Australasia. Recent tvc’s have been for British Paints, Nexium, Telstra and RAMS

Kim’s largest project this year, has been the production design for the exciting mini-series FALSE WITNESS with Dougray Scott, Richard Roxburgh and Claire Forlani produced by Screentime/UKTV. Also in television, Kim has just designed the recent 2008 ARIA AWARDS for Network TEN plus interior designs for several episodes of Nine’s DOMESTIC BLITZ.

Kim Buddee was production designer on the critically acclaimed, LANTANA for which he received an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Production Design. He went on to design DANNY DECKCHAIR, IRRESISTIBLE and US Independent feature LIGHTBULB filmed on location in Tucson, Arizona. He also designed all seven of the BLACKJACK cold-case tele-movies with Colin Friels.

Carl Robertson ACS

Carl Robertson is an up coming DP to TVC’s, shooting a few spots recently for film graphics and the latest music video for Sneaky Sound System ‘Kansas City’ for The Feds.

He has won a total of 31 ACS awards for TVC’s, music videos, short films and documentaries, including a Golden Tripod for the Volvo/Asthma campaign and a High Commendation for ‘Girlband’ music video, at the 2008 National ACS awards.

The short film, Death’s Requiem has won several best cinematography awards at film festivals in the U.S, including the St Kilda Festival 2007.  He is currently slated to shoot the Movie ‘Roadtrain’ a supernatural thriller horror in 2009 produced by Michael Robertson and directed by Dean Francis.

In 2008 he received his ACS accreditation.  Carl’s diverse and versatile film and television background brings a unique style and energy to every project.

Michele Aikin's Makeup For Grazia With Plaza

Having just completed the gorgeous black and white Grazia magazine spot for director Nick Robertson at Plaza,hair and make up artist Michele Aikin posts 8 new spots on her web page.Her clients include Revolver directors' Steve Rogers, Jess Bluck, and Bruce Hunt. Radical Media directors' Gregor Nicholas and Patrick Hughes. Michele is a highly experienced hairdresser and make up artist with extensive background in both stills and tvcs.

Oggy Returns With Australienation Follow Up

For the last four years DP John Ogden has been working on the follow-up to his photographic book  Australienation, published in 2000. The title of this new reconciliation book is Portraits from a Land Without People. During the research stage he travelled around the country and looked at over 250,000 photographs dating from 1847 to 2008 to create the most comprehensive anthology of the visual representation of Indigenous Australia.
All proceeds from this landmark book go to the Jimmy Little Foundation's work improving Indigenous health, especially in regard to kidney disease. The book will be launched in February 2009 on the first anniversary of Prime minister Rudd's apology. You can find out more about the project on

John is currently in Virginia to give a lecture and attend an exhibition of his photographs at the Kluge-Ruhe museum, one of the biggest collections of Aboriginal art in the world. He will also spend time in Washington DC documenting the elections before returning home.

John is keen to get back and begin production with his new Red camera. There are some short films, a couple of documentaries and a feature film in the pipeline, as well as the usual TVC's. The Red kit is also available for rental through The Camera Collective, or view

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Director Marcelle Lunam's Mesmerising Liquids

Headlining a complete new reel of work for 2008 comes Marcelle Lunam’s
recent spot for Rosemount and Badjar/Ogilvy advertising the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival. This beautiful, mesmerising, fully animated spot celebrates the artistry and elegance of both fashion and winemaking - and shows how fluid and sumptuous Maya and realflow can be. Dreamy.
Note: This version is the director’s cut.

Damien Drew Art Director

Damien Drew is an Art Director based in Sydney and has been working in Film and Television for over 10 years.
He has a strong design education as a Bachelor of Architecture and significant experience in large-scale set builds, location dresses, budgets and Art Department management.
His Art Direction credits include “Superman Returns” for which he received a nomination from the US Art Directors Guild for “Excellence in Production Design” as well as, “Fools Gold,” “Justice League,” “Farscape” and HBO's “The Pacific.”
Damien’s other credits include Assistant Art Director on the “Matrix” and “Star Wars” franchises, Set Designer for Jo Ford - who received an AFI Open Craft Award for Best Production Design on the ABC's “Road to Coorain,” and other local productions.
More recently he has been working with @Radical Media on spots for “Uncle Ben's,” Independent Film's Scott Otto Anderson and Oliver Lawrance on spots for “Daily Telegraph,” and on FAMILY's music clip for “Hook N Sling.”

Sydney To Shanghai - DP Ben Jasper

Sydney DP Ben Jasper, has been based in Shanghai, China, and shooting throughout Asia and the United States for the last year or so.  He has shot campaigns for brands such as Asahi Beer, Tsing Tao Beer, Coca-cola, Nokia, McDonalds, Hitachi, Lays... He also shot a series of spots in 3 languages for Colgate (Ajax) airing in Australia, France and Italy.

Most recently he filmed a 2-minute spot for the Cadillac SLS, and the Asia branding campaign for Oreo's cookies with award winning LA based director Rob Lieberman.

Returning to Sydney shortly to shoot the FFC short film "Vinyl", He will then be splitting his time between Asia and Australia. 

Damian Wyvill Shooting

Filming for  Baz Luhrmann's  "Australia" will come to an end mid August 2008
and cinematographer, Damian Wyvill will be available for commercial production. He spent eight
months in 2007 on the film, shooting both a main (splinter) unit and then taking over 2nd unit. He was
back to far north WA earlier this year shooting the wet season for the film. Now, with the absence
of Mandy Walker (main Unit DP) Wyvill takes the helm of the main unit pickups, until Mandy becomes available,then back to 2nd unit, directed by Bruce Hunt (The Cave). Wyvill made a brief appearance back in
TVC's earlier this year shooting Sorbent "Homecoming" for renowned US director Tommy Kuntz MJZ,
among others. To see this commercial and more go to

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Costume Designer Meg Gordon

Meg Gordon presents feature film trailer THE NOTHING MEN.She designed costumes for this gritty character drama for actors Colin Friels and David Field.Her other drama credits include HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND and ALL SAINTS.
Meg's TVC experience is extensive,creating and costuming for directors including Paul Middleditch,Brendan Young, and David Gaddie.

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It features the new Volvo tvc with some stunning aerial shooting from Jungle Boys director Mark Alston.
Also from the Jungle Boys is director Trent O'Donnell's comedic take family on dinner time for Campbell's.

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2008 ACS National Awards

The Australian Cinematographers Society National Awards were held recently in Sydney . Showreelfinder is a proud sponsor of the Awards and congratulates all the winners and nominees.

We are also proud to mention that these Showreelfinder DOPs  picked up a number of awards.

These included:

Callan Green (NSW)  -   The Dungog Film Festival  -  DISTINCTION (TV Station Breaks & Promos)

Matt Stewart ACS (NSW)  -   Triple Concerto in d Minor  -  DISTINCTION (Fiction Drama Shorts, Cinema & TV)

and  AEC - Glow - DISTINCTION (Commercials Corporate).

The Steadicam Revolution

Andrew 'AJ' Johnson has recently been working with his new Steadicam system, the AR-Revolution rig on a heap of commercials and music videos. The possibilities with this new technology are proving very exciting with DP's, Directors and Producers realising the benefits of the system for maximum creative flexibility.


acs promo may

The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) is celebrating its 50 years contribution to Australia’s film and television history with a landmark conference, exhibition and awards gala dinner from May 28 - June 1, 2008 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay West, Sydney.

Included are a free technology exhibition and 2 x Free Industry Panel Sessions open to all on Saturday, 31 May. Speakers include Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Getting of Wisdom), George Miller (Mad Max, Babe, Happy Feet), as well as Academy Award winning cinematographers Andrew Lesnie (Babe, Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong) and Dean Semler (Dead Calm, Apocalypto, Dances with Wolves, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry). Also speaking will be international guest Daryn Okada, President of the American Society of Cinematographers. Daryn’s credits include Baby Mama and Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay which opened at No. 1 & 2 positions at the US box office 3 weeks ago.

With the theme of The Future of the Image, ACS50 is relevant to all film and television industry professionals.  

Freelance Director Platon Theodoris...

Enjoys taking photographs of shoes on power lines and directing tv commercials...
Has two MTV Awards and an Honors Degree in Political Philosophy...
....began making films whilst still in high school to impress the girls..... This failed.
Did a stint at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, then preferred finishing his studies at the less glamorous Jakarta Institute of Arts in Indonesia - during the turmoil and upheaval of Soeharto’s downfall.
Platon is still single and seems to get daily cravings for yum cha.
Let's take a look at his showreel.

Production Designer Annie Beauchamp

Annie Beauchamp is one of Australia’s talented art directors and designers for Film and TV. Originally studying Fine Arts at The College of Fine Arts, she went on to complete a BA at the Australian Film Television and Radio School specializing in Production Design.

Annie has art directed many films over the years such as The Quiet American,
 The Well (official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 1998), and the internationally acclaimed Moulin Rouge for which Annie won the 2002 American Art Director’s Guild Award for excellence in Art Direction.

Annie’s credits are numerous and cover the production design of the feature film Strange Planet and the Australian design of the feature film Disgrace, as well as TV documentaries, and numerous short films and TV commercials.

Photography by George Tsoutas Now Showing

Photographer George Tsoutas presents a beautiful exhibition of landscape photographs.
"Lakescapes" as he calls them were captured at the twittering hour around Smiths Lake in Tarbuck Bay on the NSW north coast.The results are brooding and ethereal.
The exhibition is on now at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Pidcock St, Camperdown.

New For Art Director & Stylist Joanna Mae Park

Joanna Mae Park updates her web page with some smart new spots.
She has recently completed campaigns with Perry Westwood for Qantas,
a new Dairy Farmers spot for Josh Baker at Sydney Film Co, and an ANZ  tvc 
for Director  Matt Palmer at Film Construction.

Matty Clyde

If anyone is looking for the great Matty Clyde's web page, please use the contact page and we'll be happy to forward the URL to you directly.

Dan Freene Shoots Tropfest Winner

Congratulations to Director of Photography Dan Freene for shooting the winning film at Tropfest 2008,"Marry Me" directed by Michelle Lehman.
The film is set in 80's about a little girl who wants to get married and a little boy who is married to his BMX.
Currently working overseas,Dan has updated his show reel web page with 4 new spots.

Writer and Director Julietta Boscolo

Julietta Boscolo is a writer/director who delights in discovering the
original in the everyday.She seeks to integrate a unique mix of humour
and heart into her work to create stories that nobody else has noticed.

Her short films have screened in numerous festivals worldwide
including LA Shortsfest and Adelaide International Film Festival. 
Recipient of  a post production grant to complete her last short ‘The Present.’
She has also had work short-listed twice for the NSW Film and Television
Office’s Young Filmmaker’s Fund.
Julietta is currently writing her first feature film.

Monkey Puzzle:The Movie

Showreelfinder director Mark Forstmann's debut feature film
Monkey Puzzle is opening the Byron Bay film festival in February and screening at the London-Australian Film Festival in March.

Monkey Puzzle is the story of five friends who embark on a hazardous journey in the Blue Mountains in search of one of the world’s rarest trees.

It is the first feature film from director Mark Forstmann and producer Tamara Popper. Shot entirely on location in the Blue Mountains by cinematographer, Justine Kerrigan, and edited by Ken Sallows, Monkey Puzzle is to be released later this year. Madman Entertainment is handling Australasian distribution and Movie Network has licensed the Pay TV rights.

The Numbers Are Adding Up

There were more than 58,000 individual showreel spots viewed
on Showreelfinder in 2007.
12,700 plus Google searches were directed here,
and we collected more than 1,200,000 hits over the year.

86% of visitors bookmarked the site.

In order of popularity, visitors came from Australia,USA,Thailand,India,UK,
Malaysia,New Zealand,China and Japan.

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Showreels Refreshed

Find showreel updates at left for Art Director Paul Finch,trans Tasman DP Ginny Loane,Orange Whip Films director duo The Macrae Bros,DP Lachie Milne,Steadicam Operator Andrew AJ Johnson.

New Names and New Reels

Coming soon for January are new reels from DP Tom Gleeson,Art Director Annie Beauchamp,Steadicam Op Andrew AJ Johnson, Director Julieta Boscolo, Grip Lester Bishop's specialised Orbital Arm, and some new spots for DP Denson Baker ACS and DP Justine Kerrigan.

Large Size Showreel Download Service

Now you can download large size showreels and choose to watch them full screen.

You may need to download the plug in for Mac or for PC to get your system set up if you haven't already.

Send us your latest reel and we'll put it up for you,
Your reel will be available anywhere a computer is online,  so there will be no worries paying for overseas couriers or freight charges. After viewing, the reel download can be burnt onto a dvd in the popular Div X format.

Let us know what you think.
We're always  interested in your feedback.

On The Block for 2008

Happy New Year everybody. We're back in the office for 2008 and working on some handy upgrades for the website. Stay tuned.
Make 2008 the year to put your reel online.
Be sure that your showreel is never further than a click away.

And The 2007 AFI Award Winners Are:

Congratulations to Showreelfinders' Nigel Bluck, Melinda Doring and Justine Kerrigan who this week achieved success at the 2007 L' oreal Paris Australian Film Institute Awards in Melbourne.

Best Cinematography
- Nigel Bluck for The Home Song Stories

Best Production Design - Melinda Doring for The Home Song Stories
Melinda previously won the Best Production Design AFI award for the highly regarded  Somersault   in 2004.

Best Short Animation - Justine Kerrigan & Paul McDermott for The Girl Who Swallowed Bees.

Brave Films Launch In Melbourne

After the July launch, Brave Films has hit the ground running with a variety of standout creative productions, sure to catch eyes with their unique style, humour and attention to detail.

Brave Films is more than a TVC production house, with directors who regularly work in feature film, TV as well as music video projects, and draw upon these longer forms for their TVC work.

AMANDA JANE recently directed the layered, visually superb 'Cevarix' campaign for H&T Melbourne and client Glaxo Smith Kline. She is currently in development on her feature film with writer Christine Bartlett.

CHRISTOPHER BENZ has just completed a film for the 2007 IF Awards telecast, a comedy about the Australian Film Industry called 'BERNIE WOLFE - A LIFE IN FILM' starring Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Greg Mclean, Clayton Jacobson, Bill Hunter, Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson and many more. The film is screening with the Awards night on SBS and SHOWTIME mid-november.

CHRIS and EDWIN MCGILL have directed a high impact comic TVC campaign for Cummins & Partners and Mike Reed Post Production to be released early next year.

In addition, EDWIN has also just directed the COUGAR for GEORGE PATTERSON BATES with very funny results and an impressive car piece for HOLDEN UTE.

Contact Executive Producer Hamish Macdonald for a copy of DVD reels or an email of any relevant work.

BRAVE FILMS office in St Kilda West has edit suites on site and an HD viewing theatre to assist in the production process.

The Sounds of (A)us: DP Justin Brickle Wins Gold ACS Award

Presented by John Clarke, the documentary traces the origins and continuing evolution of the Australian accent. The film was written and researched by journalist Lawrie Zion and features interviews with experts, comedians and commentators including Bruce Beresford, Santo Cilauro, Max Gillies, Rachel Griffiths, Akmal Saleh, Bert Newton and Barry Crocker.

Justin was initially concerned about whether a movie about the way people sounded would translate to good vision, but the results speak for themselves – rave reviews & 1.2 million ABC viewers.
"It's a very nice-looking program, a swish bit of work” ( 7/11/07) 

Justin Brickle
has nine feature films and multiple short films, TV shows and commercials under his belt. He will begin shooting another series of Bill’s Food in late 2007. 

Congratulations: NSW ACS Winners 2007

Picking up gongs at the NSW ACS awards last Saturday night at the Menzies Hotel in Sydney were the following talented bunch of Showreelfinder DOPs
Bonnie Elliott GOLD, Benjamin Shirley Bronze,
Callan Green GOLD and Silver,Dan Freene Bronze x 2,
Denson Baker ACS  Silver, Lachlan Milne Bronze x 2,
Nicola Daley Bronze, Justin Brickle GOLD,
Danny Ruhlmann ACS GOLD and Bronze,
Matt Stewart ACS - GOLD and Bronze,Simon  Duggan ACS Silver,
Earle  DresnerBronze.

Nicole Lobegeiger Hair & Makeup Artist

Nicole Lobegeiger went to art school to study painting and sculpture and ended up spending her time in the clothing and design department.After a short stint as a fashion designer and stylist she realised the canvas she loved most were people's faces.

Beginning with fashion editorial,lifestyle and parades,she progressed to catalogues,televsion commercials and now her first feature film,"Macbeth".

Her numerous commercials and print media campaigns include major brands such as Nike,Sony,Guiness,Heinekein,Panteen,Vidal Sassoon,Olay,David Jones,Mercedes Benz,Range Rover and Coke.

Nicole's core strength lies in her ability to creatively interpret concepts and come up with imaginative solutions.

See Nicole's reel.

Meet: Kim Reddin - Director

Kim Reddin's fascination with magic and illusions lead him to experimental photography and to creating short films. This grew into an interest in acting, film studies and writing. Today, his TV commercials still often contain visual sleights or incorporate performance techniques to help ‘sell the set up’. Kim has over 100 commercial shoots to his credit in the last three years.

Everybody's Talking About The RED Camera

DP Marc Windon has shot  a Spec TVC for BMW to put the RED through its paces.
"As a DP that loves shooting with the Genesis it was interesting to get an idea of what the RED is capable of.
Filmed over a night in Melbourne, lenses were Zeiss Ultra primes and an Angenieux 10:1 HR Zoom
Shot in  (4k) then recorded out to HDCAM 4:2:2. I shot with variable frame rates of 6fps, 12fps and 25fps."
The music track is Numb and Encore by JAY-Z vs LINKIN PARK.
Marc has also added a new spot for Levis. This spot was filmed with the Panavision Genesis.

Meet DP Tony Luu

Tony Luu is a cinematographer specialising in TVCs, drama, and music
videos for artists including Silverchair, Shannon Noll, George and Dovetail, for which he has collected two ACS Golden Tripod Awards.   He has shot hundreds of TVCs over the last 8 years for clients including Kellogg's, Pepsi, and Unilever.  Tony draws on his fresh and energetic approach to provide dynamic and exciting images to the screen whether originating on film or HD.
In 2005, Tony photographed his first feature film, 48 Shades, which was released theatrically in 2006. After winning 'Best Cinematography' at Tropfest 2006, for the film Silencer, Tony is continuing his success as one of Australia's most sought after young DPs.

Production Company Listings Explained

Production Companies can be listed here in two main ways.
We offer a full listing which includes  an index of director webpages with showreels.

Alternately a simple logo listing features your company logo, web link and full contact details.
Additionally,we are able to customise our database to create a dedicated showreel server for your company.

Prices are explained on our FAQ page,or contact us for a more detailed quote.

The Contender: Oliver Lawrance DP

Oliver Lawrance is a director of photography who just started freelancing in 2003. He won the best young cinematographer award last year at the Kodak Gongs, and now works across a range of visual styles on commercials, music videos, films & documentaries in Australia, NZ & the UK. He enjoys collaborating closely with directors, creatively thinking fast on his feet and working out new visual approaches to a variety of subject matters.  Check out his latest music video for Modular Records
and his recent campaign for Telstra.Oliver is listed in the DoP and  in the Hi Def and digital categories.

Trans Tasman DP Ginny Loane

 Ginny Loane is a director of photography whose reel displays a diverse range of visual styles.  From exquisite high-end commercials, films, music clips and social documentaries, Ginny is interested in projects that offer creative challenges and the opportunity to explore new creative avenues and subject matter.    Recognized for her lateral, creative approach Ginny enjoys working closely with directors, supporting them in their professional and personal projects.     Ginny works out of both New Zealand and Australia.       

David Lewis ACS in Mexico for Independent

A new tourism safety spot was shot by David Lewis ACS.
This job was set in Mexico City to make travellers' aware that there are certain restrictions on behaviour in foreign countries.
It was Directed by Peter Cherry through Independent Films Australia.
Mexico was selected for location and cost.
It was shot on HD using the Sony 900 Varicam camera,
also using the Sony HVRV1P , a small light weight camera in 1080 HD mode for guerrilla type atmospheric shots around the city as well as a second camera on the main unit shoot day.
Most of the filmic look was created in the cameras using the various menu tools available.
David is one of the first DPs to join the new dop hi def and digital listing.

Newcomers and Updates

New reels from DoP Ginny Loane, Art Director Paul Finch  and Production Designer Melinda Doring.

Recent additions Kathy Mckinnon Stylist and Art Director
DP Marc Windon and Director Eden Diebel of 8 Commercials.

n the near future look out for  Keith Wagstaff ACS, recipient of the 2007 ACS Cinematographer of the Year Award, some updates from Dop Peter Holland and a showreel from Dop Oliver Lawrance.

Diana Leach is now freelance

"I think it's important to think globally as well as locally and freelancing opens up far more international options" says director Diana Leach. Known for her unique visual style, Diana moves between directing high end computer design, is big on beautiful art department, and is known for her absurd comedy. and 'real people' direction. With ten years of directing experience, including a number of quirky doco projects, the "Bill Granger Cooking Show" and some short films, Diana brings a wealth of skills to her TVC work.
Clients include: Sony,Proctor & Gamble, Roche, Ansett, Portmans,, Sky Channel, Glaxo Smith Kline.

Deborrah Tyson Make-Up Artist and Hairdresser

Deborrah Tyson is a Make-up artist and hairdresser of note.
Her experience is broad, commencing with Hairdressing
(Master apprentice City and Guild London,Vidal Sassoon,Genoni Barbering).
She then trained in Fashion Make/Up ,moving into fashion TVCs in the late 80`s.

Local and International Directors have requested Deborrah for the
most demanding of jobs not only for her professional
prowess,but for her ability to put professional and novice actors at ease.

She has worked in:
New Guinea (Jungle),New York,New Zealand,Bangkok,Malaysia,Seoul
and most everywhere in Australia.

See Deborrah's Reel

Reels in Quicktime and Flash Video

Our Flash Video testing continues.We've received a lot of positive feedback from visitors on slower connections. It seems that the reach of Showreelfinder is increasing as a result of adopting this format.
We're ironing out the bugs during our beta period and will soon be offering Flash as a full time alternative.

New Faces Going Places

In the last few little while we've welcomed a host of new clients including
Supervising Art Director Tom Nursey,Hair and Make Up Artist Michele Aikin,
Costume Stylist Diana Buttigieg and Food Stylist Wendy Bercery. 
See the index.

Coming soon are Art Director Nick Bonham, Hair and Make Up Artist Deb Tyson,
Orange Whip Films Director's Matt Harris and The Macrae Brothers, and DOP Dan Freene.

New company listings include Independent, Snapper Screen Films (Melb),
Ticket To Ride, Kraft: Haus (NZ) and updated branding from The Pound.

As always, there is software engineering and website development happening in the background.
This week our video playback software has been converted to create faster delivery.

We're open to your suggestions. How can we improve your show reel viewing experience?

Earle Dresner DOP

Earle Dresner has been shooting commercials, music videos, and short films since he worked as an in house camera assistant for Film Graphics.

After going freelance in 2004 he continued to shoot the odd commercial as well as shooting 2nd Unit for Simon Duggan ACS and Daniel Ardilley ACS.

Earle has had a great start to the year shooting jobs for David Denneen  and Phil Meatchem as well as continuing his collaboration with Director Jonathan Nyquist on a series of spots for Ronald McDonald House. He has also shot commercials for GIO, Westfield, Carefree, Yahoo7, Red Cross, Bundy Rum, Speights Beer and iSubscribe in 2007.

The Vodafone commercial directed by Denneen featured players from the Australian Super 14 teams warming up for a game whilst singing their teams new theme song.
"Being a huge sports fan, it was great to work with some of the best rugby players in the country but the real thrill was shooting for one of the best directors around in David Denneen."

Winter Reel Updates

With the rain keeping everyone indoors these last few weeks we've seen a
steady stream of new work arrive in the mailbox. June and July are a good time to update.
Great to see what some of our members have been up to in the last few months:

Directors:  David JagodaAdrian Van de Velde

Editors:    Toby Denneen   Dan Mitchell

Directors of Photography :
Lachlan Milne                Danny Ruhlmann ACS
Matt Stewart ACS         Tristan Milani ACS
David Knight                  Paul Howard
Earle Dresner                Callan Green
David Lewis ACS

Production Designers and Art Directors:
Aaron Crothers
Elizabeth Mary Moore
Igor Nay

David Jagoda Director

Originally from Melbourne, David began directing at Pod Film in Sydney establishing himself as a performance director with a signature style for keenly observed and understated humour David’s talents were soon recognised off shore and he began shooting for various production companies throughout Asia.

He has directed a number of high profile and award winning campaigns, most notably for Ikea, Nokia and Magnum, just to name a few.

In addition to winning a number of local and international awards David has also had some of his work featured in Shots. More recently, his controversial VH1 promos for MTV have just been nominated for a gold at the 2007 Promax awards in New York.

In 2006 David decided to make the move and strike out on his own.
Contact David and his producers on +61 2 409 862 477 or at

The Epic Ford "Drive" TVC

Just added is this panoramic new spot for Director Jon Gwyther, DP Matt Stewart ACS, and Editor Dan Mitchell. Says DP Matt Stewart:
"It was shot in december last year and included locations in New Zealand, China, South Africa and London. We took all our heads of dept  - Rick McMullen gaffer, John Balbi Grip , Camera guys Tov Belling and Lee Mariano, Matt Harris 1stAD, plus Production and Wardrobe. We travelled with an Arri 435, Arri 3 and 2 Bolex’s – one of which we bought in Shanghai. The whole job was shot on Kodak 5218 and a small amount of 7201 for the Bolex’s. The shoot was about 27 days and we literally flew, recced then shot for 2-4 days in each location. The job went very smoothly with the exception of a missing roll of film in China...after a very cold and jet lagged night shooting time lapse in Shanghai. Producer Alex Mooney did a great job pulling it all together with less than a week of pre production and offering up great locations for Jon and I to shoot."

Director & Editor Nick Pollack

April 2007 has started very well for director Nick Pollack. Winning a Si-Mi@Cannes Award for his music promo for White by York St, he continues his directorial success as an entrant in this year’s Saatchi and Saatchi New Director’s Showcase. Having already received critical acclaim for his short film The Full Gamut, he continues his steady run of accomplishments with a string of TVCs and music videos and is a whiz at developing and realizing the latest filmic techniques. With a solid background in editing for top brands such a McDonalds, Mitsubishi, Cathay Pacific and Microsoft, Nick’s name is definitely one to watch out for over the next 12 months.

Elisa Baker Props and Wardrobe Stylist

Elisa has been a props and wardrobe stylist for over 10 years. She’s worked with some of Australia’s top directors including Iain Mackenzie and Ray Lawrence. Accuracy, perfection and deadline are what drive Elisa when filling a brief. From recreating a run down Cuban hotel for Antz Pantz, a child’s 1970’s birthday party for “Brother” or the kitchen of an Italian farmhouse for “San Remo”, her eye for detail is formidable.

Welcome to John Ogden ACS: The Frequent Flyer

Director of Photography John Ogden aka Oggy's projects span Japan, Korea, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, The Phillipines, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Europe, South America and the USA.

Clients include Mercedes, Peugeot, Citroen, Toyota, Mitsubishi, GMH, Daewoo, Hyundai, Ford, Coca Cola, McDonalds, KFC, EPA, Telstra, Optus, Korea Telecom, Hewlett Packard, Westpac, ANZ, Asahi, CUB, Lion Nathan and Unilever.

Oggy has a wide range of experience working on: comedy; action; both car and motorbike TVC’s; hair and make-up; food and beverage; comedy; animals; stop motion and motion control; and underwater photography (including TVC’s for Queensland Tourism and Coca Cola (Japan) with Ian Thorpe).


He shares with us that "the never ending search for the next new thing should not get in the way of a story well told."

March Results: 84,000 hits

March was a massive month for us, we collected more than 84,000 hits.
In fact, we're now regularly recording more than 70,000 hits each month.
The traffic comes from over 60 countries and more than 40% of our visitors are regulars.
Visits have increased 100% since the same time last year.

Year Starts Well For DP Tristan Milani ACS

Welcome to Tristan Milani ACS.  The short lived year of 2007 has seen him shooting

Now Available Trans-Tasman

Showreelfinder  is now available as a local online showreel facility in both Australia and New Zealand.
Have your showreel featured in one territory or in both.Visit our contact page for our new regional contact details.

From The Art Department

Art Director Bob Hill tells us about the extra reach Showreelfinder is getting for him:
"This is working out well for me...I was talking to New York this morning with a Director who had my reel open in front of him."

Editor Toby Denneen, Kuto Films

Toby Denneen has over fourteen years professional editing experience in TV Commercials, film and music video. In that time he has worked with some of the most talented people in the film industry. He will ensure that your post production is first-rate. View showreel.

Welcome To The Sweet Shop

The Sweet Shop is a global operation. Now in its fifth year the company has leveraged itself on the international playing field with its eleven directors, offshore productions and offices in London, New York and New Zealand. The company has built its reputation on producing award winning idea driven commercials.

Directors on the roster;
Steve Ayson, Kezia Barnett, Melanie Bridge, Andy Lambert, Mark Lever, Noah Marshall, James Pilkington, Kathi Prosser, Julian Pugsley, Vincent Ward, Michael Wong

Awards in 2006: 
Nike ‘Maureen’ - Bronze Film Lion Clothing, Footwear and Accessories
MTV ‘Just like Daddy’ - Finalist Best Use of Music
 D & AD: 
Nike ‘Maureen’ - In annual for Best TV commercial
Nike ‘Maureen’ - Finalist for Best TV Campaign
Top Twenty Production Companies in the World 2006
Herringbone ‘Love Story’ - Best Commercial Spot
Production Company ‘Top Shop’ 2006
Title: Production Company of the Year

Much To Talk About

New showreels from:
Art Director,Costume Designer and Stylist Joanna Mae Park.
Food Stylist Janet Mitchell.
Digital Production and Design Company Emerald City
Romanian Dop Max Lemnij
Dop and Steadicam Operator David Knight
Coming Soon:
Art Director and Stylist Elisa Baker
Dop Daniel Ardilley ACS
Directors Dogboy,Richard Overall, Marcus Lyall and Anto Skene from production company The Pound

Murray Stillman ACS

Murray Stillman ACS writes "I have been quite busy shooting in Sydney as well as Shanghai and Mumbai. Loving the craziness of working in the exciting Asian markets and the challenge of Sydney where I have been shooting top shelf work on Hd as well as the film mediums".

Justin Brickle DOP

Dop Justin Brickle updates his reel with 4 new spots from Australis, VH-1, Austar and the Herald Sun.
See his 'Bigger than Beyonce" spot for VH-1.

Aaron Crothers Designs Blackwater

Art Director Aaron Crothers is now available for tvc work again. He has spent the last 3 months production designing feature film Blackwater. Look out for the trailer here shortly.

The Black Ballooon

Dop Denson Baker ACS is currently shooting the ICON films feature The Black Balloon in Sydney with director Elissa Down, starring Toni Collette, Gemma Ward, Rhys Wakefield and Luke Ford.

We've gone double size!

As promised we're introducing new features regularly
as part of our major upgrade throughout 2007.
Check out our new double size showreel capabilities.
Reels can be viewed in normal size
or at a giant 200% larger screen size.

Welcome to Sean Callinan - Zillion Design

Motion graphics specialist and design director Sean Callinan joins Showreelfinder.
Highly proficient in Flash animation and After FX,
Sean has an extensive background in Production Design and Art Direction.

New Work from DOP Damian Wyvill

Director of Photography  Damian Wyvil has updated his reel with
4 fresh commercials and a tralier for the feature WEST
which has been accepted into the Berlin International Film Festival.    
It will screen in competition in the "Generation" section.    
The Berlin International Film Festival runs from 8th - 18th Feb 2007.
WEST will also screen at the 2007 Sydney Film Festival in June.

600,000 hits in 2006

A big thankyou to everyone for your support over 2006, our very first year.
We look forward to promoting your reel right here in 2007.

Mark Goellnicht Camera/Steadicam Operator

Just returned to Sydney after completion of work on Director Spike Jonze' feature
"Where The Wild Things Are"
 Mark Goellnicht is now available for bookings.

New look Showreelfinder

Welcome to a sneak preview of our brand new look for 2007.
Changes and updates are being implemented each week until the Christmas holidays.
If you are viewing in Safari, press Shift and your refresh button to update your browser.

Sundance: Eron Sheean Selected

Let's hope that we'll be popping a cork for Director Eron Sheean in January.
His short film William has been selected for the Sundance film festival.
The only Australian short selected from over 4000 entries, it
will be screening in a program of 30 or so short dramas.

New reels from:

Nicholas van Stom Set Designer and Art Director

Sara Mathers, Set Dresser and Stylist     

DP Frank Flick is shooting TVCs and Drama.

German born DP Frank Flick is based in Sydney, but collecting passport stamps has become a bit of a hobby.He has recently been shooting in Seattle and Los Angeles for Kumho, in Capetown for LG , in Hyderabad for Pepsi  and in Seoul for SK Telecom as well as travelling through Australia for Australia Post  and Telstra.
Local highlights of late include a technically challenging ‘HTC’ (link) shoot for French Production House Partizan, with Michael Gracey and Pete Commins directing and a visually interesting campaign for car maker Nissan.
On the drama front, Frank recently shot Jeremy Cumpston’s short drama
‘The Sky is Always Beautiful’ , which screened at Melbourne International Film Festival and at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles as part of PULSE – Australian Directors Showcase.

Congratulations Miles Rowland